Top StoriesNo COVID Patient Should Be Denied Hospital Admission For Lack Of Local Address Proof : Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 May 2021 10:15 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has directed that no patient shall be denied hospitalization or essential drugs in any State/UT for lack of local residential proof of that State/UT or even in the absence of identity proof.The Court has directed the Central Government to frame a uniform national policy on hospital admissions within 2 weeks, which should be followed by all hospitals.”The Central Government shall,within two weeks,formulate a national policy on admissions to hospitals which shall be followed by all State Governments. Till the formulation of such a policy by the Central Government, no patient shall be denied hospitalization or essential drugs in anyState/UT for lack of local residential proof of that State/UToreven in the absence of identity proof”, the Court ordered.Advertisement The Court also ordered the Central Government to rectify the deficit in liquid medical oxygen supply for the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi on or before the midnight of May 3.”The UOI shall ensure, in terms of the assurance of the Solicitor General, that the deficit in the supply of oxygen to the GNCTD is rectified within 2 days from the date of the hearing, that is, on or before the midnight of 3 May 2021″, directed the Supreme Court.Advertisement The order was passed by a bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat in the suo moto case In Re Distribution of Essential Services and Supplies During Pandemic.The order, which was reserved after a day long hearing on April 30, was released on Sunday night.The other significant directions in the order are :Prepare buffer stock for oxygenThe Central Government shall, in collaboration with the States,prepare a buffer stock of oxygen for emergency purposes and decentralize the location of the emergency stocks. The emergency stocks shall be created within the next four days and is to be replenished on a day to day basis, in addition to the existing allocation of oxygen supply to the States;Advertisement Advertisement No clampdown on social media SOS calls for COVID helpThe Central Government and State Governments shall notify all Chief Secretaries/Directors General of Police/Commissioners of Police that any clampdown on information on social media or harassment caused to individuals seeking/delivering help on any platform will attract a coercive exercise of jurisdiction by this Court. The Registrar (Judicial) is also directed to place a copy of this order before all District Magistrates in the country.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement National policy on hospital admissionsThe Central Government shall,within two weeks,formulate a national policy on admissions to hospitals which shall be followed by all State Governments. Till the formulation of such a policy by the Central Government, no patient shall be denied hospitalization or essential drugs in anyState/UT for lack of local residential proof of that State/UToreven in the absence ofidentity proof;Revisit vaccine protoclosThe Central Government shall revisit its initiatives and protocols, including on the availability of oxygen, availability and pricing of vaccines, availability of essential drugs at affordable prices in the light of the concerns raised by the bench. During the hearing, the Court had posed queries to the bench regarding compulsory licensing of COVID vaccines and drugs and also the rationale behind COVID vaccination policy allowing differential pricing for centre and states. Vaccine policy prima facie violates Article 21The Court observed that the manner in which the Centre’s current Vaccine policy has been framed would prima facie result in a detriment to the right to public health which is an integral element of Article 21 of the Constitution.”The manner in which the Centre’s current Vaccine policy has been framed would prima facie result in a detriment to the right to public health which is an integral element of Article 21 of the Constitution. We believe that the Central Government should consider revisiting its current vaccine policy to ensure that it withstands the scrutiny of Articles 14 and Article 21 of the Constitution”The matter will be next considered on May 10.Case DetailsTitle : In Re Distribution of Essential Supplies and Services During Pandemic, Suo Moto Writ Petition(Civil) No. 3/2021Coram : Justices DY Chandrachud, L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat Citation : LL 2021 SC 236Click here to read/download the orderTagsSupreme Court COVID19 #Justice DY Chandrachud #Justice L Nageswara Rao Justice S Ravindra Bhat Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Lansing Police Department(LANSING, Mich.) — A Michigan police department has released body camera footage that appears to show an officer striking a 16-year-old runaway they were apprehending to return to a youth center.Officers from the Lansing Police Department were called on Friday morning after emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from a resident asking police to pick up two teens who had escaped from an in-county youth center, Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski told reporters during a news conference on Friday. The teens, a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, were being housed at the center for probation violations, and police had warrants to re-detain them, Yankowski said. Officers had been looking for them in the same area the day before, Yankowski said.When officers arrived to the neighborhood, they spotted two people who matched the teens’ descriptions who “took off running” once the officers identified themselves, Yankowski said.Body camera footage from officer Bailey Ueberroth begins as he chases the 16-year-old girl through a residential neighborhood in Lansing. After Ueberroth handcuffs her, they walk together back to his patrol car, and she begins shouting at people on the street before slipping out of her handcuffs.Another officer then comes to assist re-securing the handcuffs as the teen and Ueberroth struggle on the ground, the video shows, and the teen continues to yell at the onlookers on the street.“I didn’t put my hands on her,” she screams in frustration. “You called the police for no reason.”The teen then falls to the ground, causing the officers to carry her back to the patrol car by her legs and arms, the video shows.Once she was placed in the backseat, she extended her right leg to prevent the officers from closing the car door. PHOTO: Body camera footage from the Lansing Police Department shows an officer striking a 16-year-old girl who had escaped from a youth home on probation violation charges on Friday, June 14, 2019. Lansing Police DepartmentThe teen could be heard yelling at the officer to stop hitting her, but she continued to hold the car door open with her foot, telling officers “no” when they told her to put her leg in the car.“I ain’t doing s—,” the teen says as multiple people on the street admonish the officers for how they handled the situation.Once the officers finally close the door, Ueberroth starts the car and drives away as the teen cries in the backseat.The 15-year-old male was also captured and returned to the youth center, Yankowski said. He did damage to another patrol car by kicking it, Yankowski added.Officers are permitted to use force that is “objectively reasonable,” and this case will be thoroughly reviewed, Yankowski said.Ueberroth has been with the department for six months and Howley has been with the department for a year, police said in a press release. They have been placed on administrative leave as the department conducts the internal investigation.The girl was not injured in the incident and did not require medical attention when she returned to the youth center, according to the police chief.Both officers suffered minor scrapes and cuts and one of the officers strained a hand, Yankowski said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The 35-year-old centre-back has made 696 appearances for the Blues, winning four Barclays Premier League titles. Terry confirmed he would not play for another team in England, having spent his entire career at the west London club, joining when 14 years old. Chelsea captain John Terry is set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season after the club decided not to renew his contract. Press Association Here, Press Association Sport takes at look at what could be the next move for the one-time England captain. CHINA As skipper of the Blues, Terry already has a strong following in Asia, having embarked on his own ‘Captain China Tour 2015’ last summer, and was named an ambassador of football culture by the Guangzhou Football Association. Two of Terry’s ex-managers are currently in charge of Chinese Super League clubs, with one-time England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson at Shanghai SIPG and Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari at Guangzhou Evergrande while Dan Petrescu, who played alongside the defender at Stamford Bridge, is in charge of Jiangsu Suning. Former Chelsea players Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka have both had spells in the cash-rich Chinese top flight, and Terry could fancy one final pay day in a region where he already enjoys superstar status. THE UNITED STATES Terry revealed in an interview at the end of 2015 he could see “maybe there is a time” when he would look to go to play in America, and Major League Soccer has been installed as the early bookmakers favourite for the defender’s next destination. Former Stamford Bridge team-mate Frank Lampard is currently playing with New York City FC , while Ashley Cole is another familiar face having joined Steven Gerrard, the ex-Liverpool and England midfielder, at the LA Galaxy. David Beckham is also ready to set up a new expansion franchise in Miami from 2018. AUSTRALIA Terry led Chelsea in a glamour friendly against Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium, which attracted a crowd of some 83,598, in June 2015. There would certainly be plenty of potential suitors to make the former England captain one of the A-League’s m arquee players, which this season include the likes of former Barcelona and Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia at Central Coast Mariners.