Skip to main content

On selecting an option from the following Language drop-down list, the language of the content will change accordingly.

    Text Size:  Smaller text size Medium text size Larger text size  | 

    Contrast Scheme:  Standard View High Contrast View  | 

    Screen Reader
    SLIC, Socio-Legal Information Center.
    • Mail
    • Print
    • PDF

    After HRLN intervention, Punjab govt issues notification promising easier access to treatment for hemophilia

    (Representative image)
    Date : 16/07/2018

    CWP No.24114 of 2014 (O&M) IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH
    Hemophilia Advocacy Society & Anr vs State of Punjab & Anr
    Dated March 26, 2018

    This petition sought review/modification of the policy framed by the State of Punjab for the treatment of hemophilia (an inherited bleeding disorder that causes exaggerated bleeding and poor blood clotting). The petitioners said that Haryana had revised the policy for Hemophilia treatment to make it more responsive to the needs of the patients; however, Punjab had not done so.

    In response, Punjab filed an affidavit wherein it stated that a new policy had been formulated by the state government for Hemophilia patients and that this notification had been issued as well. According to the notification, the state had designated Specialized Treatment Centers for Hemophilia under which three Government Medical Colleges — Govt. Medical College Amritsar, Patiala, and Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot — shall be strengthened in phase-1 as well as District Hospitals in Phase-2. The notification also said that Integrated Day Care Centres with at least two medical practitioners will be set up in all district hospitals for haemophilia patients. Anti Hemophilia Factor (AHF) is also to be provided free of cost to the patients who are residents of Punjab, among multiple other provisions.

    The court, therefore, observed that the state government’s notification had addressed the grievances of the petitioners to a “considerable extent” and called for no further directions. However, it permitted the petitioners to contact the respondents if the policy was not implemented properly.

    Read the order here.
    0

    Related Articles

    Slideshow - Related Post

    Contact Us

    HUMAN RIGHTS LAW NETWORK

    Socio-Legal Information Center, 576, Masjid Road, Jungpura, New Delhi - 110014

    +91-11-24374501, +91-11-24379855, +91-11-24374502(Fax)

    contact@hrln.org

    Follow us on

    • facebook
    • google plus
    • twitter
    • linkedin
    • instagram
    • youtube
    Back To Top