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Hospital waste handling in sights of Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court has taken note of hospital waste handling in the national capital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Protocols outlined by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for disposal of waste such as swabs and testing kits ought to be “scrupulously followed”, the High Court told the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led state government. This […]

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Tobacco advertising in High Court crosshairs

Tobacco advertising has been highlighted by the Delhi High Court, who have directed authorities to take action on the controversial and illegal practice.  The High Court issued a notice to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; the Government of India; the state government in Delhi; the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights;

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RAN-Ayushman Bharat gap closed in boon for patients

Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries will no longer be denied access to treatment under the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN), following the intervention of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare concerning a controversial gap between the two initiatives.  RAN “provides for financial assistance to patients, living below [the] poverty line and who is suffering from major

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Farishte Dilli Ke: A boon for trauma care in Delhi, but is it being misused?

The Delhi government has touted its Farishte Dilli Ke scheme as a boon for victims of accidents by enabling them to access free trauma care. However, the Delhi High Court has cautioned the state government about potential misuse of the scheme by opportunists.  Last month, Farishte Dilli Ke was credited with saving 3,000 lives. “Cashless

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Implement Ayushman Bharat in Delhi: BJP to AAP government

The implementation – or lack thereof – of the government’s flagship healthcare scheme in the national capital continues to be the centre of controversy.  BJP politicians have protested the continued refusal of the governing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to implement the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) – Ayushman Bharat – in Delhi by calling

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Abortion law reform in progress: Centre to HC

The Centre has informed the Madras High Court that a note has again been sent to the Union Ministry of Law and Justice, proposing a change to India’s abortion law. Last week, it was reported that the Centre was exploring extending the period during a woman’s pregnancy that they could undergo an abortion to between

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A change in the abortion law?

Could India’s abortion law soon change? Steps may be taken towards amending the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, as the Centre has informed the Delhi High Court it is consulting with ministries on the same.  Social activist Amit Sahni filed a public interest litigation (PIL) before the High Court earlier this year, seeking that

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E-cigarette industry appeals against potential ban

The e-cigarette industry has appealed against the proposed ban on the devices, calling on regulation instead of outright prohibition.  With the Centre in position to initiate a blanket ban on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) by classifying them under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, the Trade Representatives of ENDS in India (TRENDS), an association of

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Delhi government given notice over working conditions of nurses

The Delhi High Court has ordered the national capital government to improve the working conditions of nurses in the state. The Supreme Court had earlier called on the Delhi government to take recommendations on board calling on improvements to be made in the working conditions of nurses in private hospitals in the national capital. A

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High Court puts pressure on Delhi government over e-cigarettes

As the Centre gears up to impose a ban on e-cigarettes, the Delhi government is facing questions from the High Court over what actions it is taking to regulate the devices.  Terming the matter “an e-burning issue”, the two-justice bench of Chief Justice D. N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar queried “are you doing

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