The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Centre and all states on a plea seeking a ban on the practice of private hospitals fleecing patients by forcing them to buy medicines from their own pharmacies with an inflated price.A bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao issued a notice to the Union government and all states on a writ petition filed by Sidharth Dalmia, a law student, and his advocate-father Vijay Pal Dalmia.The petitioners sought directions to ensure that appropriate notice boards were put at prominent places in the hospitals and the pharmacies that the patients and their attendants were free to purchase medicines, medical devices, implants and other consumables from the vendor of their choice, including the hospital pharmacy."The government has become a silent spectator and collaborator in the fraud being perpetuated by hospitals on people from different financial backgrounds and strata of life, thereby becoming a party to the violation of the rights, including the right to life, guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution," they said.
Scientists including one of Indian origin have developed an app that can help smartphone users reduce the energy consumption and extend the battery life of their device for up to an hour each day The app was evaluated in a trial involving smartphone users who used it while they had multiple windows
New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhis All India Institute for Medical Sciences AIIMS on Wednesday The AIIMS held a press conference on Wednesday 13 June and announced that former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee is responding positively to the
New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi today discussed with Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan the ongoing unfortunate flood situation in the state The Prime Minister tweeted saying that Centre stands firmly with the people of Kerala and is ready to provide any assistance needed Four teams of N
The national flag dropped during a flaghoisting ceremony led by BJP President Amit Shah at the BJP head office in Delhi on Wednesday Amit Shah found himself in an embarrassing situation as while hoisting the flag when he pulled the rope the flag dropped on the ground by mistake The mistake was corre
After 57 Years UK has returned a 12thcentury bronze Buddha statue stolen from an ASI museum at Nalanda Bihar on Independence Day The statue was among 14 stolen in 1961 and surfaced many years later at an auction in London Once identified the police cooperated with the Mets Art and Antiques Unit to