Brain tumour case: HC issues notices to AIIMS, Centre & Delhi Govt

| Updated: Aug 12, 2016 23:55 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 12 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notices to the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Centre and the Delhi Government on a petition filed by a critical brain tumour patient seeking speedy and free cure at the hospital. The High Court has asked all three-AIIMS, Centre and the Delhi Government- to file their responses by August 24. Exposing the grim reality of difference in treatment being delivered to private ward patients and general ones, the AIIMS denied the brain tumour patient immediate surgery as it set the date of surgery for August 19, 2018. 45-year-old Meera Devi, who is a homemaker, was detected with a 5.5cm tumour in her brain last month after she fell unconscious in her bathroom and began frothing from the mouth. She has been advised to opt for private ward if she wants to get the surgery done this year itself. Determined to save herself from this financial discrimination, Meera moved the High Court seeking a fair judgment for her plight. (ANI)