Lawstreet Journal

'HOD, Director of Hospital ought to know the nature of sickness and treatment of patient': Delhi HC [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 12 May 2021 10:07pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary 'HOD, Director of Hospital ought to know the nature of sickness and treatment of patient': Delhi HC [READ ORDER]

The Delhi HC has stated that HOD and the head of hospital, and the director of a medical institution must know the nature of sickness and treatment pf patient.

The bench that observed this consisted of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh. They dealt with a letter patent appeal filed by one Mehraz Bano, who has confidential information with regards to the medical treatment and the sickness of her minor son being treated in IHBAS could be shared with persons other than the doctors who were treating him.

Before the division bench, it was submitted on behalf of the appellant that as per S.5 and 23 of the Mental Health Care Act, 2017 (Right to Confidentiality) and also the judgement in K.S Puttuswamy (Retd.) vs. Union of India & Ors, (2017) 10 SCC 1, the sensitive information regarding patient’s health and medical treatment will not be shared with anyone except the patient who is suffering from, and the doctors of IHBAS who were treating the patient. 

After looking through the submission and studying it thoroughly, the division bench observed thus:

“It is clear from the submission above that there is an exception sculpted in the act itself, so that proper care and treatment is provided to the person with the illness. In our view also, it is to be kept in mind that HOD and the Director of IHBAS ought to know the nature of sickness and treatment of the patient. This view is to keep the patient safe and well. It… Continue Reading...


Tagged: Delhi High Court  
Disclaimer: SoOLEGAL in Media collaboration with Lawstreet Journal. SoOLEGAL take no responsbility for the content provided by Lawstreet Journal. For any discrepancies Contact Lawstreet Journal.
Did you find this write up useful? YES 0 NO 0
Featured Members view all

New Members view all

×

C2RMTo Know More

Something Awesome Is In The Work

0

DAYS

0

HOURS

0

MINUTES

0

SECONDS

Sign-up and we will notify you of our launch.
We’ll also give some discount for your effort :)

* We won’t use your email for spam, just to notify you of our launch.