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Covid-19: SC orders UP govt to shift jailed journalist Kappan to Delhi hospital

Apr 28, 2021 16:03 IST | By Editorji News Desk

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to shift journalist Siddique Kappan to All India Institute of Medical Sciences any other government hospital in New Delhi for treatment.

The court was hearing an application filed by the Kerala Union of Working Journalists, which said Kappan had collapsed in a bathroom at Mathura jail, and later tested positive for Covid-19.

Kappan, who suffers from diabetes and heart ailments is being treated at Mathura Medical College Hospital.

The bench, headed by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana, said Kappan would be sent back to Mathura jail after he recovers from the disease.

In court, the UP government opposed allowing Kappan to seek treatment outside the state, saying other inmates were being treated in state hospitals

 

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