Advocate dies on Supreme Court campus; bar physique calls for probe


Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 9

As senior advocate SK Dhingra died of suspected cardiac arrest on the Supreme Court premises, the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA) on Thursday complained to Chief justice of India SA Bobde about lack of medical care and assist.

In a decision, SCAORA highlighted lack of medical amenities on SC campus that led to Dhingra’s tragic dying.

Demanding an instant time-bound inquiry into the matter, SCAORA known as for penal motion, together with prosecution for felony negligence and dismissal from service, in opposition to the individuals involved.

“…such untimely demise of Mr SK Dhingra was reportedly also due to the refusal by the Supreme Court security to allow the entry of the vehicle from Gate B despite being told of the emergency medical situation – which wasted crucial time that could have led to providing emergency medical treatment to Mr SK Dhingra, Advocate, and saved his life. Should this be the position, it is an utter failure of the Supreme Court administration and security,” the SCAORA decision said.

“There was no medical staff, facilities, doctor on duty, or even an ambulance in the Supreme Court premises at the time the veteran lawyer was in need of medical assistance,” SCAORA stated.

It additionally faulted the safety protocol at entry and exit gates which weren’t relaxed in the course of the emergency state of affairs as a result of which valuable time was misplaced that would have been helpful in offering emergency medical care to Dhingra.

Demanding medical amenities to be supplied to attorneys and others visiting the Supreme Court, SCAORA stated the Supreme Court safety ought to be directed to be of help throughout an emergency medical state of affairs.

 



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