HC stays Keralas move to sell liquor to tipplers

KOCHI: The Kerala HC on Thursday stayed the state governments decision to make arrangements for sale of liquor to people with medically certified alcohol withdrawal syndrome during the ongoing lockdown.
The division bench of Justice AK Jayasankaran Nambiar and Justice Shaji P Chaly issued the order in response to petitions filed by Congress MP TN Prathapan and the Kerala Government Medical Officers Association. The hearing was conducted through videoconferencing.
The medical officers association had argued that no doctor could prescribe liquor as a cure for alcohol withdrawal syndrome because it was against the basic tenets of medicine.
State attorney KV Sohan claimed that alRead More – Source


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