The bench comprising of Justice N V Ramana, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice B R Gavai held, “Corona is a new virus. We can’t experiment around. Let experts come up with a vaccine. Wait.” The court then dismissed the PIL which was heard through video conference hosted on Zoom. The petition was filed by Dr C R Sivram.
A similar petition was filed by Advocate MS Vineeth. He had moved a PIL in the Kerala High Court on April 11, 2020. He sought for a direction to the State Government to implement the AYUSH notification. Additionally, he sought a permit to homoeopathy practitioners to practice their medicine while following the advisory. However, Justices AK Jayasankaran Nambiar and Shaji P Chaly have sought some time to obtain instructions from the Kerala Government on whether there is any prohibition on the treatment of COVID-19 patients by homoeopathy practitioners. The Court noting the request postponed the matter to April 17.
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