Harish Salve recuses from being amicus curiae in Supreme Court suo motu proceedings on Covid-19 crisis | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Senior advocate Harish Salve on Friday recused himself from being amicus curiae in the Supreme Court‘s suo motu proceedings on shortage of oxygen and mismanagement by the Centre during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
Salve said that he will recuse himself in the matter relating to equitable distribution of oxygen, essential medicines, medical equipment and preparation of a national plan to fight the Covid pandemic.
As the handling of the raging Covid-19 pandemic by authorities came under increasing judicial scrutiny, the Supreme Court on Thursday had said it expected the Centre to come out with a “national plan” on supply of oxygen.
An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde had asked the Centre on its strategy on essential drugs for the treatment of infected patients and method and manner of vaccination against the disease.
The top court suo motu (on its own) took note of the “grim” situation in the country and the havoc caused due to shortage of oxygen cylinders in hospitals.
The apex court had appointed senior advocate Harish Salve as an amicus curiae to assist it in the suo motu proceedings.

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