SC fines BAMS doctor, rejects PIL seeking to direct doctors, hospitals to use COVID cure discovered by him
It considered the PIL to be a sheer waste of the court's precious time and decided to impose fine to make sure that no one should approach the apex court with such contention.
New Delhi: Holding the claims of a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) doctor to have no valid ground and wastage of judicial time, the Supreme Court has slapped a fine of Rs 10000 while dismissing a PIL moved by the medical practitioner that sought to direct all doctors and hospitals to use the COVID-19 cure discovered by him.
The plea submitted by the doctor claimed that he had discovered a potential cure for COVID which is a completely 'desi' or Indian version of the medication. He further asked the court to instruct the Secretary, Health Department, Government of India to take necessary steps so that the medicine discovered by him for treating COVID-19 patients can be utilized all over the country in several health facilities across the country.
However, he failed to convince the court and taking a grim view of the matters, a bench of court including Justices Ajay Rastogi and Aniruddha Bose stated that the validity of his claims has not been proved in the court by the petitioner.
The court observed that the claims of the doctor were not justified and had no valid ground. The court further noted that the primary motive behind filing such a case might be to grab some public attention. It considered the PIL to be a sheer waste of the court's precious time and decided to impose fine to make sure that no one should approach the apex court with such contention.
Subsequently, the court dismissed the petition and imposed a fine of Rs 10000. The court held;
"Such wastage of judicial time is completely inappropriate."
"We are of the view that such kind of petitions must be stopped as anybody and everybody thinks they have some cure for the situation," the court added.
The petitioner was instructed to deposit the fined amount in the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Welfare Fund within the coming four weeks, reports News18.