Delay Access In Medical Assistance Is The Violation Of Article 21, And 19(1) (D)

Delay Access In Medical Assistance Is The Violation Of Article 21, And 19(1) (D)

On 11th May 2021, the state government issued a direction prescribing a set of rules that patients from other states need an approved application from the control room set up by the government for hospitalization.

On observation in this issue, the Hon’ble Telangana High Court held that no State policies or direction can be approved that causes avoiding or delaying of medical treatment to patients in dire need.

This observation was made by a division bench of the Hon’ble Telangana High Court comprising of Hon’ble Chief Justice Hima Kohli and Hon’ble Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy. They further go on to say that if policies like these get approved then this would amount to a violation of the right to life guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India and also serve as a restrain on the right of a citizen to move freely in the territory of India, under article 19(1) (d) of the Indian Constitution.

Hence, the Hon’ble court stayed the guidelines of the state government that restrained inter-state ambulance movement. 

Ananya Bharti
I am Ananya Bharti, second year student at Vivekananda Institute of professional studies. The constitutional law which set forth the basic law of land excites me the most. In addition to constitutional law , I also have an inclination to criminal law . According to me after constitutional law, criminal law is the most justifiable law for the society. Apart from this , I am also an avid reader and therefore at my recess fictious book becomes my bosom. So this is what I am.