Top Court Orders Hospitals To Provide Free Treatment To Poor Patients
Providing treatment to the poor was one of the clauses in the lease deed due to which land was given to hospitals at a very cheap price.
The Supreme Court said any resistance by the hospitals would lead to cancellation of the lease (File)
A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said any resistance by the hospitals would lead to cancellation of the lease and sought periodical report on compliance of its order from the Delhi government.
The bench said it will monitor functioning of private hospitals to ensure that the poor patients are treated free of cost.