Allahabad High Court Directs Govt To Provide Free Of Cost Treatment To A Poor Lady Suffering From Breast Cancer



11th Feb,2021

Allahabad High Court Directs Govt To Provide Free Of Cost Treatment To A Poor Lady Suffering From Breast Cancer

On Tuesday, the Allahabad High Court ordered the State Government and the hospital authorities to carry out free medical care for a poor lady suffering from breast cancer who, due to lack of income and funds, could not afford treatment. The order was issued by a division bench consisting of Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya and Justice Manish Kumar. In order to undergo her medical care, the petition was filed by one Sauhard Lakhanpal seeking financial assistance for his mother who suffered from Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma, a type of breast cancer.
According to the petitioner, it was asserted that the family faced a gigantic risk of treatment due to the costly costs involved in the treatment and the family income being negligible. Adv. was named by the High Court Vide Order of 01.02.2021. As amicus curiae in the matter of assisting the court, Murli Manohar Srivastava. Rs. 1,50,000 was the approximate cost of care provided by King George's Medical University, Lucknow (KGMU). On 15 July 2020, the applicant was given Rs. 75,000 from the CM's Discretionary Funds as a grant.
The lawyer appearing on behalf of the State Government informed the Court that the government had made provisions to provide cancer patients with cost-free treatment. BPL cardholders, people holding up to 3.25 acres of land or whose annual income is less than Rs. 35,000, are included in the slab.