Bhima Koregaon Case: 83-Year-Old Stan Swamy Tests COVID Positive

Father Stan Swamy Shifted to Holy Family Hospital

At a special urgent hearing, a division bench of Justice S.S. Shinde and Justice N.R. Borkar said that although Sir J. J. Hospital – where Swamy is current admitted – is well-equipped and medically staffed, it may not be feasible to give proper attention to him, owing to the present Covid-19 pandemic influx of patients.

Accordingly, the court directed that Swamy should be shifted to the Holy Family Hospital in Andheri, preferably on Friday itself, and be admitted there for 15 days.

As per an undertaking by the accused’s counsel, senior advocate Mihir Desai, the court said that Swamy would bear all his medical treatment expenses.

The hospital authorities were also asked to provide an attendant in view of his advanced age, besides a policeman for his security.

The bench’s directions came on a plea for temporary medical bail filed by the priest, challenging two earlier orders by a special NIA court rejecting his bail application.

‘I Would Rather Die Here’: Stan Swamy

On 21 May, Stan Swamy virtually joined the hearing for his bail plea before the Bombay High Court from the Taloja Central Prison.

Expressing a strong mistrust in the treatment given to him, Swamy refused the court’s suggestion to be shifted to the state-run JJ Hospital and said, “I have been there twice. I am not for being hospitalised in JJ Hospital. It will not improve, it will keep going. I would rather die here very shortly if things go on as it is.”

Representing the tribal rights activist, senior counsel Mihir Desai sought for an adjournment to speak and convince Swami for treatment.

Desai on Friday submitted that Swamy was ready to undergo treatment at the Holy Family Hospital.

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