Vijayawada: As many as 26 officers and staff have tested positive COVID-19 in the Andhra Pradesh High Court at Amaravati.
The patients' treatment is being supervised by expert doctors, and chief justice J.K. Maheshwari is personally monitoring it through a team headed by the registrar (management), according to a letter written by the in-charge registrar-general Gandham Sunitha to judicial officers, staff of the High Court and the subordinate judiciary.
Writing on behalf of the chief justice, Sunitha, however, asked staff to work at par with frontline workers in the health, municipal administration, water, electricity supply and police “so as to ensure the democratic spirit” (sic). The functioning of judiciary is highly essential to protect and safeguard the rights of people, she said.
“With a great concern towards health of the staff,” the Chief Justice held consultations with a team of doctors who stated that “building up immunity and change of lifestyle is the only way to combat the COVID-19 virus” and suggested preventive actions like frequent washing of hands, maintaining social distancing and practice of yoga, Sunitha said on behalf of the chief justice.
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now it is time to understand more so that we must fear less,” she pointed. Being responsible citizens, the staff should understand that though the Covid-19 is highly contagious the percentage of recovery is more than 98 per cent according to sources, she added.
Maintaining that the administration of the High Court is committed to combat situation of distress and for the support of staff, Sunitha further said “being human is a gift but keeping up humanity is a choice”.