Poor Lose Free Treatment in Many Delhi Hospitals

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  • Delhi High Court puts in backburner Centre’s policy making it mandatory for private hospitals to arrange for free treatment to poor in the national Capital.
  • Activist lawyer Ashok Agarwal to move Supreme Court against Delhi HC, on his plea HC in 2007 asked private hospitals to give free treatment to poor.
  • 15 hospitals including St. Stephen’s , Moolchand, Sitaram Bhartiya and Foundation for Applied Research to gain from HC judgement.
  • Hospitals earlier contested that there wasn't any provisions in lease agreement on free treatment to poor patients & hence they can’t be coerced into any such thing.

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  1. SC
  2. Welfare State
  3. State of Healthcare in India
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