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Plea in SC highlights need for an increase in Blood Banks in India


The Association of Rural Surgeons of India has filed a plea in the Supreme Court highlighting the access of blood transfusions to those lives are at risk in emergency health situations. In its plea,… Read More

Court directs compensation to couple defrauded by medical centre, doctors who pretended to “cure” HIV


Dharampal Singh & Chandro Devi vs Ayuna Herbal Healthcare & Ors

Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-X, Case no 612/2009
Order dated May 9, 2018

The complainants, a married… Read More

SC passes directs Union, states to ensure treatment, education and equality for persons affected by leprosy


Pankaj Sinha vs Union of India & Ors
Writ Petition (Civil) 767/2014

This writ petition, filed in 2014, had brought the Supreme Court’s attention… Read More

Petition against State’s effort to corporatize healthcare services (Setting up Dialysis units in Goa)


Case title: Dr.Venkatesh vs State of Goa and Ors

Synopsis: The petition came to be filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay at Goa, challenging the Tender floated by the… Read More

PIL filed for expanding Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana in tea estates of Assam’s Sonitpur district


Case title: Sauradeep Dey Vs. The Union of India & 4 Others; PIL No……..; Gauhati High Court

Synopsis: The Government of India had enacted the National Food Security Act in… Read More

Wayanad: Biological mother granted custody of minor child, who was separated from adoptive mother


Anu Mathew v. State

Anu Mathew, now a 25-year-old woman from Thalappuzha village in Wayanad district, was raped by her neighbor when she was a minor… Read More

Chhattisgarh HC passes orders in PIL concerning Hepatitis E-virus epidemic caused by water contamination


Mukesh Kumar Dewangan Vs. State of Chhattisgarh & Others, WPPIL no.30/2014, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

This public interest litigation was filed by… Read More

Cervical cancer vaccine case: Can rely on Parliamentary Committee Reports as evidence in court, says Supreme Court


Kalpana Mehta vs. Union of India & Ors. WP (C) 558/2012

A US-based NGO, PATH, had in 2012, in collaboration with ICMR and the governments of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, conducted Human Papilloma… Read More

Bombay High Court grants permission to abort 25 week old pregnancy of minor rape survivor


Ms. X Vs. Union of India & Anr., Writ Petition No.14261 of 2018

On 9th May 2018, the Bombay High Court granted permission to abort 25 week old pregnancy of minor rape victim. The… Read More

Peitition in case of maternal death due to non-implementation of healthcare schemes


Smt. Kabita Barik Vrs. State of Orissa & Others W.P. (C) No. 5429 of 2016, In the High Court of Orissa, Cuttack

Synopsis: – That in this petition the petitioner challenges the… Read More

Manipur HC asks state to ensure free entitlements for pregnant women, newborns


The government of Manipur put a cap on the entitlement from Janani-Sishu Suraksha Karyakram (JJSK) scheme in Manipur. They limited the expenses to Rs 350 for drugs and consumables for normal… Read More

Kerala HRLN provides medical aid to infirm, old Adivasi woman, files petition to improve quality of life


An elderly adivadi woman from the Paniya community had been suffering from cancerous growth in her mouth. She lived with her husband Gopalan who is also old and infirm.

The 79-year-old lived in… Read More

Indore’s MY Hospital fire: Petition seeks action against negligent authorities, compensation


Anjali Anand V Medical Education Department

On November 23, 2017, the new-born care unit on the second floor of Indore’s M.Y. Hospital in which 47 infants were kept on ventilators… Read More

Railways employee cannot ‘disown’ wife, daughter, says Delhi HC, directs Northern Railways to include their names in medical card


The Delhi high court had directed Northern Railways to provide separate medical cards and privilege passes to the wife and daughter of a former railway employee who claims to have disowned… Read More

Delhi HC orders enquiry into medical negligence of pregnant woman who gave birth in a rickshaw


The Delhi high court has ordered an enquiry into case of medical negligence of a woman who was denied medical help when she went into labour. The order came after HRLN filed a writ petition against… Read More

Pregnant woman’s death: Petition filed to highlight failed implementation of NFA Act, 2013


Trinath Swain Vrs. Union of India & Others W.P. (C) No. 15159 of 2016, In the High Court of Orissa, Cuttack

Synopsis: – That the petitioner in the present… Read More

Consumer court order company to pay man who was denied insurance payment after wife’s death


The Wayanad District Consumer Redressal Forum has ordered United India Insurance company to pay Rs 5 lakhs to a man who was denied insurance cover after the death of his wife.

M R Kelu and his… Read More

ESIC cannot sell/lease its medical colleges, says Delhi high court


In a significant move, the Delhi high court on Thursday (October 12, 2017) declared as “legally impermissible” the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation’s (ESIC) move to sell or lease… Read More

PIL filed for enforcement of the right to have pothole-free road in reasonable condition in Tripura’s Khamper village


Smt. Manimala Debbarma vs BDO, Hezamara R.D. Block, & Ors


The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed for the enforcement of the right to have pothole-free… Read More

Maternal death due to non-implementation of healthcare schemes in Nagaland’s Mon District


Moba Changkai versus State of Nagaland & Ors,
Writ Petition No. 179 (K) of 2016
Guwahati High Court, Kohima Bench.

Synopsis (Issue, facts, prayers):

This writ petition was… Read More

Non-implementation of Indian Public Health Standard (IPHS) guidelines in Lower Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh


Smti Amisa Meme Vs State of Arunachal Pradesh & ors [WP(C) No. 428(AP) 2015] In the Gauhati High Court, Permanent Branch Itanagar

Smti Amisa Meme Vs State of Arunachal… Read More

Petition filed for access to basic health facilities in lower Dibhang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh


Smti Papu Miso Vs state of Arunachal Pradesh [WP(C) no.425 (AP) of 2015] In the Gauhati High Court, Permanent branch Itanagar.

Smti Papu Miso has filed a petition on… Read More

PIL filed praying for establishment of blood bank and blood storage facilities in Udalguri


Rohit Ghosh & Another versus State of Assam & 4 Others; PIL No. 69/16; Gauhati High Court

Through an RTI, we learnt that there are no blood bank or blood storage facilities in… Read More

Petitioner approaches High Court for immediate relief under Atal Amrit Abhiyan scheme


Rita Paul Vs. State of Assam & 4 Ors; WP(C) No. 2565/17; Gauhati High Court

Synopsis: The petitioner is presently suffering from uterine cancer (Choriocarcinoma). This condition… Read More

Order passed asking respsondents to comply with the NRHM and facilitate health services in tea garden areas


Case title: PAJHRA Vs. Sri V.K. Pipersenia & 6 Ors; Contempt Petition (C) No. 350/16; Gauhati High Court

Synopsis: An order was passed in a PIL(PIL No. 21/2012) on 29-05-2015… Read More

Petition filed against arbitrary denial of Mother and Child Protection Card


Case title: Anami Sobor Vs State of Assam & 5 Others; WP(C) No. 6079 of 2016; Gauhati High Court

Synopsis: The Petitioner is a resident of Dhullie Tea Garden in Dhullie,… Read More

HRLN’s lawyer establish prosecution’s failure to prove that authorized officer seized the ganja from conscious possession of appellants


Case title: Sarvesh Kumar Pandey & Anr. Vs. State of Assam; Criminal Appeal No. 91 of 2013 & 85 of 2014; Gauhati High Court

Synopsis: The abovementioned appeals arose out of the common judgment… Read More

Seeking a comprehensive policy and plan of action for diagnosis, treatment of hemophiliacs


Vinay Vijay Nair & Ors.    vs. Department of Health, Additional Secretary, State of Maharashtra & Ors. (PIL No. 58 of 2013)




This… Read More

HRLN files petition seeking action against alarming number of children dying from malnutrition in MP


Shriprakash Singh Nimraje vs State of MP & Ors

Several children have died of malnutrition-related ailments in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur district and other regions of Shivpuri in… Read More

Petition against the decision to shift the Fundurdihari Primary Health Centre from Patel Para to Rampur, Sundarpur, in Chhattisgarh


Nandkishore & Ors. v. State of Chhattisgarh & Ors.[WP(PIL) No. 180/2016], Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur

Nandkishore & Ors. v. State of Chhattisgarh &… Read More

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