6 Supreme Court judges down with suspected H1N1

Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde and SCBA President Dushyant Dave have met to discuss a suspected outbreak of H1N1 among Supreme Court judges. The government has offered to set up vaccination camps for lawyers and judges.

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File photo of the Supreme Court.

New Delhi, February 25: A suspected outbreak of H1N1 infections among Supreme Court judges has prompted a “worried” Chief Justice to suggest that court staff and lawyers be vaccinated, the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) says.

Earlier, Justice DY Chandrachud announced that six of his fellow judges had H1N1 infections.

Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde and SCBA President Dushyant Dave met to discuss the suspected outbreak.

The government has offered to set up vaccination camps for lawyers and judges, and the SCBA has offered Rs 10 lakh as aid to facilitate the inoculation of those who can’t afford vaccines.

A dispensary is likely to be opened in the Supreme Court premises by tomorrow.