Delhi High Court
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The High Court has asked the stand of the Center and the Delhi government regarding the action taken against the groups providing health services in Delhi. The Association of Practicing Pathologists has demanded action against these groups accusing them of sending misleading advertisements, irrational discounts and unnecessary messages.
Justice Pratibha M Singh issued the notice on Tuesday impleading online health platforms Healthian, Tata 1mg and Practo as parties. Apart from these parties, the GST Council and the National Health Commission (NMC) have been asked to file replies in six weeks.
These groups have been allowed to advertise their services, said association’s lawyer Neeraj Grover. Due to this, the business interests of the members of the association are being harmed. They indulge in paid advertisement. They give full pages of advertisements. Not just advertisements, they offer discounts up to 90%. agency
calling in violation of rules
Grover said, on behalf of these groups, corporate entities and online-offline healthcare groups make unsolicited phone calls to get health checkups done. This is a clear violation of the laid down rules and regulations.