Private hospitals are told to treat acid attack victims free of charge

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 24 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2224
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

India’s Supreme Court has asked the country’s private hospitals to provide free treatment to victims of acid attacks.

A bench made up of justices Madan B Lokur and Uday Umesh Lalit said that provisional figures showed that there were 309 acid attack cases in India in 2014. Most cases were reported in three states—Uttar Pradesh (185), Madhya Pradesh (53), and Gujarat (11)—while 27 cases were reported in Delhi. …

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