Delhi HC asks Apollo Hospital to give rates charged from poor
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital to submit details of its charges for treating the poor people.delhi Updated: Aug 19, 2009 01:02 IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital to submit details of its charges for treating the poor people.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice Manmohan directed the Apollo Hospital management to submit details regarding various charges including for MRI, CT Scan, surgery and other pricing details charged from poor patients.
The court also sought a status report from the Delhi government regarding it.
The court direction came on a PIL filed by NGO Social Jurists through its counsel Ashok Aggarwal alleging the hospital has failed to comply with the lease agreement with the Delhi government mandating it to provide free treatment to the patient belonging to weaker sections of society.
As per the lease agreement, Delhi government has provided land to the Apollo Hospital at a throw-away price with the condition to reserve one third of its total capacity for poor patients for free treatment.