News UpdatesPlea Moved In Delhi HC Seeking Access To Medical Services To Pregnant Women During Lockdown Karan Tripathi22 April 2020 12:39 AMShare This – xA plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking the enforcement of the right to life of pregnant women who are facing barriers in accessing safe medical services for pregnancy and childbirth due to COVID-19 and the lockdown. Filed by Sama Resource Group For Women and Health, the petition seeks access to timely,proper and affordable reproductive and neonatal healthcare…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?LoginA plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking the enforcement of the right to life of pregnant women who are facing barriers in accessing safe medical services for pregnancy and childbirth due to COVID-19 and the lockdown. Filed by Sama Resource Group For Women and Health, the petition seeks access to timely,proper and affordable reproductive and neonatal healthcare services for all women and their newborn children. It is argued by the Petitioner that despite the Central Government including ‘Services related to reproductive health, including care during pregnancy and childbirth’ as an essential service in the April 15 notification, the same is not being implemented on ground. It is submitted that despite the April 15 notification, pregnant women are experiencing substantial difficulties in accessing reproductive health services. Petitioner further contends that the right to reproductive health is a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution. Moreover, the Indian government is obligated to protect this right as it’s also recognised under International Treaties such as Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Convention For Elimination of All Forms Violence Against Women (CESAW), and Child Rights Convention (CRC). The plea goes on to highlight the plight of a pregnant woman who was denied medical services for being a non-COVID patient, or faced exorbitant costs at private hospitals. In addition to this, her difficulty was aggravated by the restricted transportation services as she lives in a ‘red zone’ designated area. ‘The health and life of pregnant women and their soon to be born child is placed at grave risk by the denial of access to proper and timely medical care and attention, putting their rights under Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution under jeopardy’, the petition states. In light of this, the Petitioner has highlighted that such instances are occurring due to the absence of clear, localized and specific directions and allocation of responsibilities to operationalize such orders. The present petition has been moved through Advocates Vrinda Grover, Ratna Appnender and Soutik Banerjee Therefore, the Petitioner has asked for immediate issuance of additional guidelines from the Central Government and the Ministry of Home Affairs to ensure access to medical services to pregnant women. Next Story
Georgia artistsGeorgia 4-H’ers and country stars Luke Bryan and Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles are on there, too. Bryan is from Lee County, Nettles from Coffee County. Grammy-winning songwriter Hillary Lindsey from Wilkes County sings “The Clown,” a song she wrote exclusively for the project.“Jennifer and Lindsay both made their musical debuts in Georgia 4-H’s Clovers & Co. performing arts group,” said Bo Ryles, Georgia state 4-H leader. “We couldn’t be more proud of these three, talented singer-songwriters and their contributions to Georgia 4-H and country music.” Purchase funds 4-H programThe National 4-H Council partnered with EMI Music to create the CD which features 11 country songs. The CD costs $9.99 plus shipping and handling. Orders can be placed through the Georgia 4-H Web site at www.georgia4h.org. For more information, contact Lindsey Fodor at 706-542-4H4H. By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaA new country music CD featuring artists like Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire has been released as a fundraiser for the nation’s 4-H program. The megastars on the compilation not only have their musical talents in common, they were all 4-H’ers.“Clover Country” includes songs from country music singers and 4-H alumni Alabama, Glen Campbell, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Martina McBride.
West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill has signed a new two-year contract. The Baggies new sporting and technical director, Richard Garlick, said: “We’ve seen this season, it is important to have a good number two. “Boaz has definitely contributed to our success and stepped up to the plate when Ben Foster was injured. “In the Barclays Premier League it is vital you have a number two you can trust in but also a number two that can push your number one. “Everyone at the club has faith in both of them and, with Luke Daniels, we’ve got a good set of three keepers who push each other in training and have a good understanding with each other.” Myhill spent last season on loan at Birmingham while Foster moved to the Hawthorns in a temporary move which became permanent during thew summer. The 30-year-old joined Albion from Hull in August 2010 and to date has won 14 caps for Wales. Press Association Wales international Myhill put pen to paper on a deal which will keep him at the Hawthorns until at least the summer of 2015, the club have announced. The contract also contains a further year’s option in the club’s favour. Myhill enjoyed a seven-game run in the first team during November and December when current number one, Ben Foster, was sidelined with a hernia problem which required surgery.
Yvette Clarke NEW YORK, CMC – Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke says the US House of Representatives has enough votes to impeach President Donald Trump, as efforts continue in the impeachment probe.“In all likelihood, we have the votes,” Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, told the Caribbean Media Corporation on Saturday, stating that 236 members of the House of Representatives have “indicated that they support the inquiry.”A simple majority vote by the full House of Representatives, where Democrats outnumber Republicans 235-198 (in addition to one independent and one vacant seat), would be required to impeach Trump, according to the US Constitution.At present, six US House of Representatives’ committees are probing Trump’s alleged misconduct that could result in impeachment. Clarke, the representative for the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York, said, while Democrats are confident of the votes to impeach Trump, they are going through the formality. “The committees have subpoenaed witnesses,” she said. “Then, it’ll (process) eventually move to the floor (for the vote on impeachment).“It’s a matter of building the case,” Clarke added. “We are making sure that the American people are fully informed (about Trump’s alleged wrongdoings).”If the House votes to impeach the president, the articles of impeachment go to the Senate for trial, at which the chief justice of the US Supreme Court presides, the US Constitution states.It says that two-thirds of the members of Senate are required to convict the president. If he’s convicted, he’s removed from office.However, Trump may have history on his side, because no previous impeachment inquiry has resulted in a conviction in the Senate. Former US presidents Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson were acquitted in the Senate. Former President Richard Nixon resigned before the House voted on impeachment.Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, on September 24, initiated an impeachment inquiry against President Trump in the wake of revelations that Trump and top administration officials had allegedly put pressure on leaders of foreign countries, primarily Ukraine, aimed at advancing the president’s personal interests.A whistleblower report, which has implicated Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani and US Attorney General William Barr, has alleged widespread abuse of power and cover-up by Trump and his administration.The report also alleged that Trump and Giuliani pressured the Ukrainian Government to probe former US Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Joe Biden is among the leading Democratic candidates for the 2020 US Presidential Election.