38.6c New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Kerala HC Stays Order For Liquor Supply During Lockdown For People Suffering From Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

By Dyuti Pandya      03 April, 2020 02:04 PM      0 Comments
Kerala HC Stays Order For Liquor Supply During Lockdown

The Kerala High Court on 2nd April, 2020 has stayed the State Government's order that allowed supply of alcohol to people that suffered from Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS). The Kerala Government Medical Officers Association and Indian Medical Association in their pleas stated that alcohol cannot be prescribed as a treatment for dependency on alcohol. 

According to the government's order, any individual could collect an outpatient ticket and be examined by a doctor who if convinced by the patient's AWS could issue a note or certificate to the patient with a particular dosage or quantity of alcohol. The excise department on the basis of the note was authorised to issue a single liquor pass that could be used to obtain any beverage and procure the alcohol. 

The High Court Bench that was headed by Justice Nambiar called out to the Kerala Government's order as a "recipe for disaster." 

Justice Nambiar said, "We are concerned that the State Government has taken a unilateral decision to administer more alcohol to persons suffering from alcohol withdrawal syndrome. This is disturbing. No document in medical literature supports such a prescription on alcohol to persons with alcohol withdrawal syndrome,"

Share this article:

Leave a feedback about this

Trending Executive
Arvind Kejriwal moves Supreme Court to extend interim bail by 1 week for medical tests

Arvind Kejriwal seeks Supreme Court extension of interim bail by one week for medical tests in Delhi excise policy case amid ongoing ED investigation.

27 May, 2024 11:24 AM
Trending Legal Insiders
Delhi High Court to Become India's First to Offer Wi-Fi Access for All Visitors

Delhi High Court to offer Wi-Fi to all visitors, improving network connectivity and efficiency. Inauguration by Acting Chief Justice Manmohan on May 29, 2024.

27 May, 2024 11:56 AM


Trending Business
No interim relief to Forest Essentials in trademark fight against Baby Forest in Delhi HC

Delhi HC denies interim relief to Forest Essentials in trademark case against Baby Forest, citing "forest" as generic. Next hearing on July 10.

22 May, 2024 11:35 AM
Trending Judiciary
Supreme Court dismisses plea for review of judgment on Article 370 [Read Order]

SC dismisses petitions challenging its ruling on Article 370, affirming the Centre's decision to revoke J&K's special status and create two Union Territories.

22 May, 2024 12:55 PM
Trending Judiciary
Manish Sisodia Bail: Court Cites "Great Betrayal of Democratic Principles" in Liquor Policy Case

Delhi HC rejects Manish Sisodia's bail plea in the liquor policy scam case, calling his conduct a "great betrayal of democratic principles" and a misuse of power.

22 May, 2024 01:11 PM
Trending Judiciary
'Conduct not free from blemish,' SC refuses to consider plea by Hemant Soren

SC denies interim bail plea of ex-Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren in money laundering case, citing his conduct is blemished for withholding facts.

22 May, 2024 01:55 PM


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email