The division bench comprising Justices N Kirubakaran and R Pongiappan passed interim directions on the plea and ordered for the constitution of a nine-member panel. “The interests of the lawyers should be taken care of as they do not have any health insurance policy,” the bench said.

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Health insurance for lawyers: HC forms panel
Advocate Sudha Ramalingam moved a plea seeking direction to the government to provide insurance through sale of insurance stamps.

Published: 05th May 2021 04:33 AM | Last Updated: 05th May 2021 04:33 AM | A+A A-
Madras High CourtMadras High Court (File photo | EPS)By Express News Service
CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has constituted a committee to hold discussions with the State government and insurance companies to provide a comprehensive health care policy to advocates and their family in the wake of the surging Covid cases.

Advocate Sudha Ramalingam moved a plea seeking direction to the government to provide insurance through sale of insurance stamps. “By virtue of the pandemic, numerous lawyers lost their lives because of the absence of a mediclaim policy,” she said.

The division bench comprising Justices N Kirubakaran and R Pongiappan passed interim directions on the plea and ordered for the constitution of a nine-member panel. “The interests of the lawyers should be taken care of as they do not have any health insurance policy,” the bench said.

The panel will be headed by the Advocate General. The order also said Additional Advocate General PH Aravind Pandian would be the coordinator of the panel to formulate best scheme for advocates.

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