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EWS medical records aren't public info: SIC

 

GURGAON: Ruling that medical records of patients belonging to the economically weaker section are "personal information", the state information commission has ordered HUDA and city-based private hospitals not to disclose them.

 

"Medical records are personal information, exempt from disclosure under Section 8(1) (j) of the RTI Act," reads state information commissioner Urvashi Gulati's order on January 10.

 

The info panel's order came in the wake of a complaint by a city-based RTI activist, Aseem Takyar, against "the half-baked and unconfirmed information" provided by the HUDA on his RTI query, seeking information on details pertaining to free beds in three city-based private hospitals. But, the state information commission has ruled, "In this case, no large public interest has been established by the complainant to warrant disclosure of information."

 

Takyar had filed his RTI query on September 14, 2013, and got a response from HUDA about a year later. Dissatisfied with it, he had filed a complaint on September 15 last year before the commission, following which an inquiry was ordered on December 1.

 

Takyar is now planning to move the Punjab and Haryana high court against the state info panel's order.

 

"We will file a petition in the high court so that a mechanism can be established to ensure that the patient details provided by the hospitals can be verified. We don't want to access any identification number or invoices, but only want to check the authenticity of the info by the hospitals," he said.

Read More: EWS medical records aren't public info: SIC - The Times of India

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harinder dhingra

As far as my memory serves me right, this case was argued by undersigned on behalf of dear friend Mr. Aseem Takyar and Hon'ble Commissioner had ordered the information of beneficiaries excluding history of ailment to be disclosed.

 

There is some communication gap somewhere.

 

harinder dhingra

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As far as my memory serves me right, this case was argued by undersigned on behalf of dear friend Mr. Aseem Takyar and Hon'ble Commissioner had ordered the information of beneficiaries excluding history of ailment to be disclosed.

 

There is some communication gap somewhere.

 

harinder dhingra

 

Or maybe the Commissioner said something during the hearing and the written order was exactly opposite !

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harinder dhingra

Asked for a copy of the order. Then only would comment.

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Sent from my GT-I9300 using RTI INDIA mobile app

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harinder dhingra

Learned Mr. Karira Sir,

 

In the order it is clear the details of beneficiary has to be given but not medical records such as illness, medicines prescribed, tests undertaken etc etc but the information about benefits given to name of person, address and whether belonging to BPL category ? and amount subsidized in the treatment has to be given.

 

 

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