New Delhi, April 30 : The Supreme Court on Friday will hear the suo motu case on Covid management across the country.
The division bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat is to hear the case in the afternoon.
In its last hearing on April 27, the bench had asked the state governments to file a report on their health infrastructure and did not restrain the High Courts from passing any order on Covid.
The Apex Court asked the state governments to file their responses by Thursday with regard to their health infrastructure and said that the High Courts are not restrained from passing any directions as they are hearing the cases in their respective states and they know the ground situation better.
The bench had asked the central government to explain the basis and rationale behind the pricing of anti-Covid vaccines and other necessary items.
The top court had fixed the matter for hearing on their responses and said that the Supreme Court is here to complement the High Courts.
When asked by Justice S. Ravindra Bhat — “What is your national plan to deal with the crisis? Is vaccination the main option to deal with it,” Solicitor General Tushar Mehta replied, “The Matter is being treated at the highest executive level and the States and the Prime Minister are dealing with the issue.”