New Delhi (ILNS): A contempt petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court against the Delhi government for not taking any action, as ordered by the court, against illegal online health service aggregators operating in Delhi in violation of the applicable law.
The plea has been filed by Dr Rohit Jain who has been filing RTI applications after the order of the high court seeking information about the action taken report and no satisfaction has been received.
The petition states: “Many online health aggregators are freely doing their illegal business in utter violation of law/rules/regulations without fear of being caught under the law by the regulating agencies.”
The Delhi High Court had directed: “The concerned respondent authorities to initiate action, in accordance with law, against any illegal online health service aggregators operating in Delhi in violation of the applicable law, including the clinical establishment (Registration and Regulations) Act, 2010, if applicable, or in violation of any rules, regulations or government policies applicable to the facts of the case. Action will be initiated in accordance with law against such violators of the law as expeditiously as possible and practicable, after giving an adequate opportunity of being heard to the concerned parties”.
The plea further stated: “The contemnors/respondents has been playing with precious lives of the innocent people by promoting unqualified, unregistered medical practitioners to sign the pathological report and exposing the common people to the mercy of untrained and highly incompetent medical/pathological professional.”