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Plea filed in the Supreme Court to provide Facilities as per the choice and affordability of the patients

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A PIL is filed in Supreme Court for extra measures and to take up enrollment of more private hospitals. These hospitals help in COVID-19 treatment as well as quarantine facilities.

Brief Facts of the Case

Petitioner Avishek Goenka insisted on the petition. The Petitioner was understanding this by seeing the information in articles, reports and social media. The information includes concerns to increase the facilities. Furthermore, he said that he has not verified the information in person but has a strong belief in the same. He mentioned that this information raises essential concerns for COVID-19 treatment. 

Dharmaprabhas Law associate filed the PIL. He contends the violation of rights under Article 14 and 21 of the Indian Constitution.

Grounds for the PIL

  • The Respondents are Union Health and Home Ministry. They are unable to offer beds in private hospitals. The patients who can afford the same are forced to avail government facilities. These public facilities are not up to the mark and ditch their high standards. 
  • To include private hospitals for COVID-19 treatment. It would help lift some pressure off from government hospitals.
  • Full settlement of claims by the insurer in respect of time. Also, the least treatment cost fixed by respondents within a day.
  • Absence of availability to private quarantine and post-infection facilities. Those wealthy people who can afford these facilities are being denied the same. This denies him/her, the quality of life.
  • No-cost treatment is being fixed by the respondents for private hospitals. These hospitals are charging much higher, taking advantage of people’s misery. This results in the rejection of claims by the insurance companies.
  • Respondents need to fix rates of COVID-19 treatment. 

The Petition seeks the following

  • In the name of the pandemic, people are availing government facilities forcefully. Why should a person be denied of quality of life without a solid reason?
  • Government-aided facilities are forcing the wealthy to use it. Doesn’t this deprivation violate Article 21 and 14 of the Indian Constitution?
  • Private hospitals are charging hefty amounts for treatment. Isn’t it a violation of Article 21 of these patients?
  • The insurer does not settle the bills immediately. Whether such non-settlement violates Article 21 and 14 of the Indian Constitution?
  • Central Government should issue guidelines to the State Government. Those guidelines should help maintain a standard of facilities for COVID-19 treatment. is now on Telegram. Follow us for regular legal updates and judgements from the court. Follow us on Google News, InstagramLinkedInFacebook & Twitter. You can also subscribe for our Weekly Email Updates. You can also contribute stories like this and help us spread awareness for a better society. Submit Your Post Now.

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