Courts Update 80-yr-old beats Black Fungus, granddaughter thanks Delhi HC for...

80-yr-old beats Black Fungus, granddaughter thanks Delhi HC for arranging medicines


New Delhi, June 1 (ILNS): Advocate Iqra Khalid, the petitioner whose grand-father was discharged today after beating Black Fungus, thanked the Delhi High Court and wished to discontinue her petition in which she had sent an SOS to the court, following her grandfather’s admission to Gangaram Hospital, needing the drug to treat the disease.
Her SOS last week had reached the bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh, who had then directed the Centre to file a report as to why high import duty had been imposed on Amphotericin B, which is essential to treat Black Fungus (Mucormycosis) patients, mainly those who are getting affected by it after recovering from Covid-19.
The court directive had said: “We direct that if any import is made by any person of this drug (Amphotericin B), it shall be allowed on a bond furnished by the importer without the actual duty being paid, till a decision is taken by the Centre.”
The constant intervention by the bench, aided by GNCTD counsel, Senior Advocate Rahul Mehra and Satyakam, the Centre’s counsels Chetan Sharma and Prabsahay Kaurand, as well as amicus curiae Senior Advocate Raj Shekhar Rao helped save the life of Iqra’s grandfather. The medicine was finally administered with the appropriate number of vials on time.
However, the bench’s directive on waiver of duty on the said drug was temporary and the matter stays pending. The bench will hear soon. ILNS\SS\SJ


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