38.6c New Delhi, India, Monday, May 27, 2024
Judiciary

FIR filed by Delhi Government on Ganga Ram Hospital stayed by Delhi HC

By Prachi Misra      22 June, 2020 04:47 PM      0 Comments
FIR filed by Delhi Government on Ganga Ram Hospital stayed by Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Monday 22nd June 2020 stayed the proceedings filed by Delhi Government alleging that Ganga Ram Hospital isn’t following the norms given for the Pandemic COVID’19. The proceedings were stayed by a single bench Justice Hari Shankar against the Hospital. 

In return, Ganga Ram Hospital has moved a plea demanding the quashing of the FIR against the Hospital which was filed by the Health Department of Delhi Government for the violation of Epidemic Diseases COVID19 Regulations 2020. The FIR clearly stated that the Hospital is being violative in following the Epidemic Diseases COVID19 Regulations 2020 and not following the norms of using the RT-PCR for testing data as given under the regulatory act. 

The petition by Ganga Ram Hospital stated that-

‘The Hospital including the Petitioner Hospital is the backbone of the healthcare system and is often referred to as the “front-line COVID warriors” in the face of Pandemic COVID19. The illegal act of the Respondent in registering the impugn FIR tantamount to penalizing and threatening the Petitioner for the services rendered by it in these difficult times of COVID19, apart from causing a severe dent to the reputation built by the petitioner as a premier medical facility by continuing to serve the society by saving millions of lives since 1954 when it was established in its present location from Lahore.’

The Petitioner has also called attention to the fact that there was a violation of Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 and the prescribed rules of Criminal Procedure Code 1973. The Petitioner has argued before the court that there was no violation of any orders passed by the ICMR regarding transmitting data of patients whose samples were collected by the said Hospital. 

The petitioner at the end stated that there is no proof in the FIR that they have not followed the procedure, or they are causing a risk to the lives of people. 



Share this article:



Leave a feedback about this
TRENDING NEWS

courts-this-week-law-street-journals-weekly-round-up-of-sc-and-hcs-may-20-may-25
Trending Judiciary
Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's Weekly Round-Up of SC & HCs [May 20 - May 25]

Get the latest updates from the Supreme Court of India and the High Courts ! Here’s a round up of the week's top legal stories in a quick, easy-to-read summary.

26 May, 2024 11:25 AM
arvind-kejriwal-moves-supreme-court-to-extend-interim-bail-by-week-for-medical-tests
Trending Executive
Arvind Kejriwal moves Supreme Court to extend interim bail by 1 week for medical tests

Arvind Kejriwal seeks Supreme Court extension of interim bail by one week for medical tests in Delhi excise policy case amid ongoing ED investigation.

27 May, 2024 11:24 AM

TOP STORIES

agarwal-family-plans-to-sell-haldiram-for-rs-71000-crores-as-next-generation-steps-back
Trending Business
Agarwal Family Plans to Sell Haldiram for Rs. 71,000 Crores as Next Generation Steps Back

The Agarwal family plans to sell Haldiram, valued at Rs. 71,000 crores, with a Blackstone-led consortium bidding. This marks India's largest private equity buyout.

21 May, 2024 03:32 PM
13-year-old-boy-booked-for-impregnating-15-year-old-sister-after-watching-porn-together
Trending Crime, Police And Law
13 Year old boy booked for impregnating 15 year old sister, after watching porn together

Minor siblings watch porn together brother rapes and impregnates sister. Police official probing the matter shared that the siblings tried to have sex for the first time in Dec 2023, but failed.

21 May, 2024 03:54 PM
replacing-colonial-era-codes-new-criminal-laws-to-come-into-effect-on-july-1
Trending Judiciary
“Replacing colonial-era codes,” new criminal laws to come into effect on July 1

“Replacing colonial-era codes,” the new criminal laws to come into effect on July 1. However, Section 106(2) of the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS) has been put on hold. Read the full article to know why.

21 May, 2024 04:57 PM
offences-under-section-354d-ipc-and-section-506-ipc-are-personal-to-parties-rules-supreme-court
Trending Judiciary
Offences Under Section 354D Ipc And Section 506 Ipc Are Personal To Parties: Rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court quashed stalking and criminal intimidation charges to preserve marital ties, invoking Article 142, deeming the offences personal to the parties involved.

21 May, 2024 05:40 PM

ADVERTISEMENT


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email