News UpdatesDelhi HC Asks Delhi Govt To Clarify Stand On Performing Elective Surgeries Amid COVID19 Karan Tripathi25 Jun 2020 8:18 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to submit an affidavit stating its stance on the carrying out of elective surgeries during the COVID19 pandemic. The Single Bench of Justice Navin Chawla has directed the Delhi Government to clearly state on affidavit if it is their stand that no elective procedure will be and is being carried out on any patient due to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to submit an affidavit stating its stance on the carrying out of elective surgeries during the COVID19 pandemic. The Single Bench of Justice Navin Chawla has directed the Delhi Government to clearly state on affidavit if it is their stand that no elective procedure will be and is being carried out on any patient due to the present outbreak of COVID19 virus. The order has come in a writ petition filed by a person who wants to undergo an elective surgery but is continuously denied the same by various hospitals. The Petitioner has undergone the procedure of Pyoperitoneum with appendicular perforation on 30.11.2019 at one of the hospitals. She was then called again on 27.03.2020 for further procedure/surgery to be conducted by the said hospital. However, due to the outbreak of COVID19, the Petitioner could not be operated upon as the said hospital, wherein she had undergone treatment, was declared as a COVID hospital. The petitioner was then referred to another hospital for the surgery. However, even that hospital could not carry out the procedure on the Petitioner as the Petitioner was suspected to be suffering from COVID19 virus but was asymptomatic. Ms Shobhana Takiar, who appeared for the Delhi Government, submitted that the procedure to be carried out on the Petitioner is elective in nature and in view of the present situation with outbreak of COVID19 virus, it may in fact, be detrimental to the interest of the Petitioner to carry out the procedure. The Petitioner, however, submitted that she’s willing to undergo the risk involved in the procedure and also fears that any delay in the same may in fact cause further complications. While directing the Delhi Government to clarify the aforesaid stand on an affidavit, the court further directed the government, in case this is not their stand, to identify the hospital where the Petitioner can undergo the procedure that is required. The Petitioner in this case was represented by Mr Yogesh Kumar.Click here to download the Order Next Story
KOLKATA Knight Riders took down a target of 184 without losing a single wicket – a world record in T20 cricket – and the man who did the heavy lifting was Chris Lynn.Promoted to open the batting for only the third time in 87 T20 matches, he equalled the franchise’s second-fastest fifty – off 19 balls, put on the IPL’s highest opening partnership of 184* with Gautam Gambhir and finally secured victory with 5.1 overs to spare.The result, as emphatic as it was, highlighted Gujarat Lions’ weak bowling attack and the mistake they made by choosing four opening batsmen as their overseas players.Lynnsanity – 93 not out off 41 balls, eight sixes, six foursMaking Lynn bat as high as possible makes sense. He smacks fast bowling at an average of 43.10 and at a run-rate of 10.19 an over. At his most recent T20 tournament – the Big Bash – he hit a boundary every four balls.Brendon McCullum, his captain at the Brisbane Heat, told the commentators that the idea of bowling a good length to Lynn was a non-starter – the very length that makes Praveen Kumar and Dhawal Kulkarni potent. As a result, Gujarat Lions’ best bowlers were used for only three out of the first six overs.Left-arm wrist-spinner Shivil Kaushik, in only his second season of the IPL, and Manpreet Gony, playing in the tournament for the first time since 2013, were asked to pick up the slack in the fielding restrictions. It led to a Knight Riders record as they made their highest score in the Powerplay – 73 runs.Gambhir’s rage – 76 not out off 48 balls, 12 foursGambhir actually outscored Lynn at the start, so much that he made his best score after six overs in the IPL. Of the 40 runs he made in this period, 16 came in a single over off Kaushik, whose unorthodox bowling action tends to affect his control.Kaushik was perhaps introduced into the attack to mess with Lynn’s timing, but Gambhir, being an excellent player of spin, took charge. The head-to-head on the night read 23 runs off 13 balls with five fours.With both ends leaking runs, Lions were simply unsure of what to do. And that was all dandy for the Knight Riders captain, who racked up his 32nd IPL fifty, two short of David Warner’s record.
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has announced that the National Under-17 men’s football team will be based in a three-month residential camp until they depart for the CONCACAF final-round qualifiers in April. For some time, head coach Andrew Edwards has been advocating this move, as he believes it is necessary to give the team what he describes as a competitive edge when they team go up against the giants of the region for a place in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in India this October. Edwards said the camp will allow the technical staff to cater to the players’ nutritional needs, give full medical support, train more consistently and play more practice games. Most important, the players’ education will not be compromised as the players will be provided with schooling on regular school days. “We are working with a schedule which states that the boys attend school between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and we train before and after that. For their medical treatment, it depends on what is required or the evaluation that is necessary, so we might have to take them from training or class for a time to facilitate treatment. But we try everything possible to not affect either training or class,” he told The Gleaner. Edwards calculates upwards of 90 training sessions before the team’s expected departure in April, and he says if they manage the camp the right way, they can get the players up to a competitive level. “This residential camp is absolutely an important aspect of the overall preparation. It means that we have the players for an extensive period where we can put them through all facets of the game. It will give us an opportunity to do things in a consistent way, evaluate and assess the players more stridently,” Edward said. The camp started yesterday and Edwards said they are not contemplating any breaks. “The JFF is doing this in order to give these players the best chance of representation for the country, as the vision is that these players are the future of our national Under-20, Under-23 and Senior teams,” he added. Jamaica will play in Group C with USA, Mexico and El Salvador in the CONCACAF final round, where four World Cup places are available.