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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
EAS SARMA ALSO TO BE PART OF IMPLEAD PETETION IN CONTEMPT CASE OF PRASHANT BHUSHAN The group have filed an application to implead themselves in the ongoing contempt case against Advocate Prashant Bhushan in Supreme Court. The apex court has instituted suo moto contempt proceedings against Bhushan for two of his tweets that were critical of the Supreme Court and the office of the Chief Justice of India. According to their plea, the contempt proceedings will have a chilling effect on honest critical expression by all members of the general public who have an interest in the country''s democracy and the Rule of Law. The plea points out that criminal contempt as an offence has been made redundant in many modern democracies, including the USA and the UK.
POOR AMENITIES AND PROTESTS BY PATIENTS RELATIVES SHOWCASED DURING THE MINISTER AVANTI''S VISIT TO VIMS Tourism Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao visited VIMS on 03-08-2020 (Monday) to conduct a review meeting. When the Minister visited VIMS to conduct a review meeting with the doctors, relatives of the Covid-19 patients accosted Avanthi Srinivas and told him that there was no proper treatment given to their patients. One person said his father''s death news was not informed and the body was buried immediately without intimating their family members. Another lady squarely blamed the doctors'' alleged negligence for the death of her husband. After reviewing the facilities available at the hospital, he said there were only 80 doctors in the hospital against the requirement of 300 and there was shortage of paramedical and nursing staff. Following the complaints, the Minister examined the facilities in the hospital and enquired with the doctors and identified a few lapses in providing treatment to the coronavirus patients. The Minister admitted that there is a dearth of doctors in government as well as private hospitals and hence the large-scale recruitment was taken up. The State government on Monday (03-08-2020) deputed Dr P Venu Gopal, Head of Department of Paediatrics in Andhra Medical College, as Officer on Special Duty of VIMS.
DR B.R. AMBEDKAR LAW COLLEGE CELEBRATES PLATINUM JUBILEE Dr B.R Ambedkar College of Law, Andhra University has completed 75 years by August 2020. The Platinum jubilee celebrations will go online because of the pandemic. Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu consented to be the chief guest. He is the most distinguished alumnus of the college. AU Vice-Chancellor P V G D Prasad Reddy will preside over the event. Other distinguished participants include Judges, AP High Court Justice T Rajani and Justice B Devanand and founder principal of the Law College K Gupteswar. The meeting will be held through Google Meet and will be streamed live through YouTube.