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telegraphindia.com 14 Sep, 2021 02:15 am

Supreme Court nudge to Covid suicide aid

Supreme Court nudge to Covid suicide aid
A two-judge bench told solicitor-general Tushar Mehta that an exclusionary clause introduced in the health ministry’s recent guidelines needed a rethink

SC asks Centre to consider Covid suicide aid for families A two-judge bench told solicitor-general Tushar Mehta that an exclusionary clause introduced in the health ministry’s recent guidelines needed a rethink Supreme Court of India File picture | New Delhi | Published 14.A two-judge bench told solicitor-general Tushar Mehta and additional solicitor-general Aishwarya Bhati, appearing for the Centre, that while some of the guidelines were fair enough, others needed to be modified to give succour to certain segments of Covid-affected people.Shah, who headed the bench, told Mehta.21, 02:58 AM The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to consider granting compensation to the families of even those who had died by suicide after contracting Covid, saying an exclusionary clause introduced in the health ministry’s recent guidelines needed a rethink.

Bopanna, was hearing two petitions moved by advocates Reepak Kansal and Gaurav Bansal that have sought compensation for the families of all those who have died after contracting Covid.India’s official Covid death toll is 4.

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