Six judges of the Supreme Court are suffering from swine flu forcing them to take leave from the court.
Supreme Court judge justice DY Chandrachud revealed this at the top court on Tuesday.
Justice DY Chandrachud, while conducting the court proceedings, announced that all apex court judges held a meeting with Chief Justice SA Bobde, over the case of six of their colleagues infected by H1N1 virus.
An apex court judge, justice Sanjiv Khanna, came to the court wearing a mask on Tuesday.
Justice Chandrachud said it was decided that the top court will make vaccines available for innoculation of lawyers.
The chief justice suggested during the meeting that lawyers as well as bar association chief should also take the initiative for preventive measures against the disease, Justice Chandrachud added.
Meanwhile, a meeting was held with Supreme Court Bar Association president Dushyant Dave to tackle the health emergency.
Dave said some foreign delegation members who participated in a judicial conference in the apex court complex recently were infected by the virus.
Two of the judges suffering from swine flu are on the nine-judge Constitution Bench hearing the Sabrimala verdict case, the hearing of which has been delayed as a result.