SC Asks ICMR To Consider Issues Raised Over Use Of ‘Hydroxychloroquine’ & ‘Azithromycin’ For COVID-19 Treatment [Read Order]

Top StoriesSC Asks ICMR To Consider Issues Raised Over Use Of ‘Hydroxychloroquine’ & ‘Azithromycin’ For COVID-19 Treatment [Read Order] Radhika Roy29 April 2020 11:48 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court directed ICMR to consider the issues raised in a petition seeking for immediate change in the treatment guidelines of patients in order to prevent injury and death of COVID-19 patients treated with Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin.The PIL filed by the organization People for Better Treatment (PBT) sought for changes in the treatment guidelines and expressed concerns…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court directed ICMR to consider the issues raised in a petition seeking for immediate change in the treatment guidelines of patients in order to prevent injury and death of COVID-19 patients treated with Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin.The PIL filed by the organization People for Better Treatment (PBT) sought for changes in the treatment guidelines and expressed concerns against the widespread use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and Azithromycin (AZM) in COVID-19 patients. Dr. Kunal Saha, President of PBT, personally appeared in the matter from USA to explain and answer relevant medical questions as a physician-scientist. The plea asserted that the drugs being used to treat COVID-19 patients were based primarily on anecdotal evidence and not on direct scientific data due to very little research on the new strain of Coronavirus.”Needless to say that when treating the vulnerable patients with a new and unproven drug for its off-label use, doctors should be extra vigilant about its potential harmful adverse effects on COVID-19 patients”. A Bench comprising of Justices NV Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and BR Gavai heard the matter. Dr. Saha, appearing from the US, informed the Bench that he was not challenging the treatment per se. However, Justice Ramana by placed the responsibility of choosing the right treatment on the doctors.”Now there is no medicine, so they are trying different ways. If a particular treatment has to be given or is to be followed, it has to be decided by the doctors”. Dr. Saha countered the statement by stating that the petition did not aver whether the treatment was correct or incorrect – “We are saying that precautions must be taken. People are dying of side effects”. He continued his submission, “There should be an informed consent. Patient has a right to know if there is a risk involved. The doctor should explain to the patient about the risks involved and if the patient is willing to take the risk”. Dr. Saha also submitted that the American Heart Institute had issued serious warnings on the same.The Bench, however, was not inclined to entertain the matter due to lack of expertise in the field – “Can a court direct anyone to use a specific treatment? Are we experts?”On the basis of the same, the Bench refused to intervene in the petition and directed Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta to peruse the petition and forward it as representation to ICMR. “Petition has been filed by NGO and seeks immediate change of treatment guidelines for treatment of patients in serious condition due to COVID-19. This is between them and we are not going to give such directions. We ask the SG to provide this material to the ICMR. ICMR should consider the issue”. With the aforementioned direction, the petition was disposed of.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story read more

French Cup: Six-goal PSG zoom into semi-finals as Lyon knock out Marseille

first_img Thiago Silva added a third four minutes after the break with a header from a corner before Pablo Sarabia ended Dijon’s resistance by pushing home his 11th of the season on the rebound. Senou Coulibaly watched on in horror with five minutes left when Mbappe’s cross looped off his thigh over helpless stopper Runar Alex Runarsson, before Sarabia tapped home his second in stoppage time from another Mbappe centre. Later, Lyon coach Rudi Garcia knocked his former side Marseille out as Houssem Aouar scored an 81st minute winner. The winning goal came 10 minutes after Lyon’s Moussa Dembele had a penalty – awarded when Hiroki Sakai handled a shot from Karl Toko Ekambi – saved by Yohan Pele in the Marseille goal. Paris Saint-Germain cruised into the semi-finals of the French Cup on Wednesday after thumping Dijon 6-1 in a match that saw the French champions benefit again from comical own goals. PSG were ahead just 47 seconds after kick off thanks to Wesley Lautoa shanking Mitchel Bakker’s low cross into his own net to the bemusement of his teammates. Senou Coulibaly could do nothing as Mbappe’s cross flicked off his thigh and into his own net It was the second own goal in a week to be scored for PSG, who also saw Lyon’s Fernando Marcal slam a stunning effort past his own goalkeeper at the weekend. However the hosts were level in the 13th minute thanks to a impressive low curling effort from Mounir Chouiar, which squeezed past Kaylor Navas. While the away side were far from full strength, with Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi on the bench and Neymar not even in the squad, Thomas Tuchel’s team did include Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, who was making his first start in over a month after nearly moving to Atletico Madrid in January. The Uruguayan was left waiting his 200th goal for the club in the 21st minute when he turned home Thomas Meunier’s cross, only for the strike to be ruled out for handball by the Belgian after a VAR check. “It’s not that bad because he can score his 200th goal on Saturday (against Amiens) or Tuesday (against Borussia Dortmund). I can feel he’s there,” said Tuchel. On the match, he added: “I’m happy because we deserved the victory. It’s a huge performance.” Mbappe put PSG ahead a minute before the break, punishing Jhonder Cadiz’s miss when clean through seconds before by clinically slotting home a similar chance. Read Also: PSG plotting shock freebie move for unsettled Barcelona star  It was the third time this season that Dembele had missed from the spot for Lyon. On Thursday, fourth division side Epinal – last 16 conquerers of Lille – will look to continue their stunning cup run going when they host Saint-Etienne. They will try to succeed where fellow fourth-tier outfit Belfort failed following their 3-0 defeat to holder Rennes on Tuesday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

Lacrosse defends win streak in overtime against Oregon

first_imgOver the weekend, the No. 12 USC women’s lacrosse team enjoyed its third consecutive win against Oregon State at McAlister Field on Sunday. After a hard-fought battle, USC was left on top by a score of 9-8.Junior midfielder Emily Conciali (left) passes to sophomore attacker Izzy McMahon (right). Conciali missed her 2017 season due to an injury. Wanting He | Daily TrojanThe Women of Troy continued their winning streak by overcoming Oregon in overtime. The game-winning goal was netted by sophomore midfielder Kerrigan Miller, who drew a foul in overtime and led the team to a victorious win. Miller has proven to be a strong asset for the Women of Troy, scoring 20 points so far in the 2018 season.In the first five minutes of the game against the Ducks, the Trojans put 3 points on the scoreboard. This was an ambitious start for USC, which had a strong first-half performance against Oregon last year as well.   Oregon put up a solid fight. The Ducks scored 3 goals in 61 seconds during the first half, 2 of those goals from free position. With 17 minutes on the clock in the second half, neither team could find the back of the net until Oregon’s Shannon Williams tied the score at 7.USC sophomore attacker Hope Anhut scored with seven minutes left on the clock. Her efforts put USC on top with little time remaining. Nonetheless, Oregon’s senior defender Jill Zubillaga scored for the Ducks, tying the score with just eight seconds left on the clock, forcing the game into overtime.The game would remain knotted in overtime until Miller netted the game-winning goal with a mere 51 seconds on the clock.The victorious win advanced the women’s lacrosse team to 33-9 all-time at McAlister Field. The overtime win against Oregon marked the first time that USC has ever played in back-to-back overtime games.    Senior goalie Gussie Johns, who has previously received the Pac-12 Player of the Week honor, had eight saves, six ground balls and caused three turnovers against the Ducks. Johns has had a total of 66 saves this season.The women’s lacrosse team emphasized the importance of continuing to work on their defense and communication on the field during practice. The team has attributed its success to improving not only as a team but also as individual players.“Our goal during every practice is to keep improving and working on our own personal goals,” Johns said. “We want to fix things from past games and continue to move forward as a team.”Up next, the women’s lacrosse team will defend their winning streak against Cal this Friday. The Golden Bears have recently fallen to Oregon and Colorado, both of which are teams that USC has defeated 9-8 and 8-7, respectively.The game against Cal, whom USC beat last year 21-4, will conclude the first half of the Pac-12 season for the Trojans.last_img read more