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Gujarat High Court Instructs Private Medical Institutions to reduce charges/fees amid COVID-19 pandemic

Lawstreet Journal 2 Jun 2020 9:16pm

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In recent times, India has become the 7th worst-hit country by the COVID-19 pandemic in the world. In the country, Gujarat has become one of the most affected regions. It stands in 4th position with more than 17,000 cases. News of community transmission through markets has made it to national headlines multiple times. 

With every state preparing their medical facilities for admitting severe cases of infections, it is necessary to involve every medical center, hospital, and institution to fight against the virus. In the medical industry, a significant percentage of facilities are operated by private hands whose motive is to earn profits. 

In the present time of crisis, however, it is pertinent for all institutions to come together for public benefit. The High Court of Gujarat took cognizance of this issue and instructed private operators to make sure that financial shortcomings do not become a reason for a person suffering from the infection not to be able to get medical attention.

To this effect, on Friday (May 29,2020), the High Court emphasized upon the need for private institutions to rise to the occasion. It also instructed the State government to keep vigilance on private operators and make sure that people are not being exploited for COVID-19 infection. 

The Bench comprising of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JB Pardiwala said that the primary intention of providing medical assistance is not to make profits at such a point in time. The comments came as clarifications on a previous order in a suo motu case addressing… Continue Reading...


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