Thursday, 12 November 2020

HC seeks Delhi Govt's response on contempt plea over order to regulate online Pathological Labs

 HC seeks Delhi Govt's response on contempt plea over order to regulate online Pathological Labs.


On Thursday, the High Court of Delhi sought a response from the Delhi Govt on a contempt application seeking initiation of proceedings against the latter's top officials & others for alleged non-compliance with an order to take action and regulate online pathological labs.


A single-Judge bench of Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva, after hearing the submissions, directed the Delhi Govt lawyer to take instruction as he submitted that the Clinical Establishment Act isn't applicable in Delhi.


The bench issued notice to the parties & listed it for further hearing on Jan 29, 2021.


Advocate Shashank Deo Sudhi, appearing for the petitioner, submitted that the online aggregator like 'healthian' & '1 mg' are illegally operating in Delhi. He further submitted that these online aggregators are playing with the lives of the common people & must be banned.


The plea sought initiation of contempt proceedings against Delhi Chief Secretary, Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Directors General of Health Service & Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for allegedly not complying with a court order to take action against illegal online health service aggregators operating in Delhi & to regulate online pathological labs.

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