In the United Nurses Association Through Its President v. Union of India and Ors. Herein, the Association filed a writ petition. The Petition pleaded the Court to direct the Central Government to bring back people stuck overseas.
Brief Facts of the Case
The plea was to bring back 56 pregnant healthcare workers. Especially, to provide health support to pregnant women from Saudi Arabia. Further, the Petitioner asserted the Court to direct the government to follow Standard Operating Protocol (SOP). Through this, The Union of India issued the SOP for bringing the Indians back to the country.
Contention of the Petitioner
The Petitioner said that the Priority should be given to Pregnant healthcare workers. Since they require immediate medical and psycho-socio support.
Contention of the Respondent
The Respondent in its reply submitted the guidelines prevailing. Further, the Ministry of Home Affairs also follows these guidelines.
The Court held that the Government followed the SOP. Furthermore, it found that there was no need to organise flights from Saudi Arabia. That in conclusion, the government has taken all the necessary steps.
Therefore, no new guidelines ought to be issued.
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