HIGH COURT ASKS AIIMS TO TREAT CRITICAL PATIENTS EARLIER TURNED AWAY BY ALL INDIA MEDICAL INSTITUTE

AIIMS has been instructed by the Delhi High Court to provide required treatment to the female who was lately refused treatment by the Institute as it has paused conducting surgeries due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Justice Navin Chawla commanded the medical director of the institute to get the women examined and avail the necessary treatment for her. Gulshan Farooqui (37 years old) is suffering from fibroid uterus stated in her petition that firstly she was admitted to a hospital in Kanpur she was being asked by the authorities to get herself admitted to AIIMS, but the institute refused to provide service. Mr. Aggrawal said that the patient also approached to Union Health Minister to enable herself for treatment. The request for enabling medical services was sent to the Institute, but the Institute said that it is not doing any surgeries at the time of the pandemic. If the premier Institute will restrict itself from conducting surgeries for the critical and serious patients then where will they go, Farooqui said.

Shashi Balka, a 52-year woman who is suffering from cancer, filed a petition for asking the court to direct AIIMS to give her treatment. Advocate Lalit Naagar and Advocate Ashish Negi were appearing on behalf of the woman and asked the court to direct the central government for framing rules and guidelines for the government hospital where no critical patient should be denied for the treatment.

The plea mentioned refusing to treat women who are suffering from the 4th stage of cancer is a violation of her rights which is guaranteed by the Indian Constitution. The condition of the woman is not right and fragile, and failure from the hospital to provide her treatment abrogates her right to life.

Reported By:

Mohammad Zahid

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