The Delhi High Court was apprised by the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital on Wednesday that it will provide free medical treatment for patients who belong to the economically weaker section (EWS) to the extent of 10% in inpatient department (IPD) and 25% in out patient department (OPD) with effect from March 01.
It was during a hearing of the PIL which was moved by an NGO Social Jurist on lack of free treatment facilities for poor patients that the announcement was made.
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