The Government of Puducherry submitted that some payments have been made to the private medical colleges. It was further submitted that for subsequent bills raised by the medical college, the veracity of the bills need to be looked into.
According to the petition, the government has already fixed the price for the HRTC Test in the government hospitals. Now the petitioner has filed this petition seeking direction to the respondent to fix the price for the HRTC Test in the private hospitals.
The plea in the Delhi High Court wants a control on the cost of treatment incurred by Covid patients in private hospitals. The plea has also sought a direction to private hospitals to publish on its website the regulated rates as well as show in prominent places inside the hospitals.
The Petitioner while calling the pricing announced by SII discriminatory i.e. Rs 400 and Rs 700, further prays to impose price ceiling of Rs 157 and make it available to both Government and Private hospitals.
Many things have changed since January 26, 1950, when our Founding Fathers gifted us this Republic. While we have established our government and fundamental laws, we need to examine whether the separation of powers between the Executive, Judiciary and Legislature operates as it should.
Considering the medical report dated July 15, 2021 placed before the Court by Subham Tripathi, Counsel for King Georges Medical University, we allow termination of pregnancy of the victim, which shall be done at an authorised medical hospital within a period of one week," said the Court.