Judgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding free treatment to the weaker sections of the society in hospitals, Delhi, 09/07/2018

  • 09/07/2018

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Union of India Vs Mool Chand Khairati Ram Trust dated 09/07/2018 regarding free treatment to the weaker sections of the society in hospitals. The issue revolves around the Order passed by the Land & Development Officer dated 2.2.2012  wherein it was stated that the Government of India had taken a policy decision that all the hospitals which have been provided land by L&DO have to strictly follow the policy of providing free treatment as provided in it.  

Supreme Court directs that all hospitals which have been provided land by L&DO have to strictly follow the conditions framed in the order dated 2.2.2012 and in case any violation is reported, the same shall be viewed sternly and the lease shall be cancelled. Apex Court further directed the Government of NCT of Delhi to file a periodical report to Supreme Court within a period of one year with respect to compliance of conditions by the respondent ­hospitals and other similar hospitals in Delhi.