[COVID-19] An emergency of any sort is not an excuse to trample on the rights under Article 21: Telangana High Court

The Court made the observation striking down a total prohibition on treatment/ testing of COVID-19 by private hospitals/ labs in the State. The Bench said that people cannot be compelled to go to Government hospitals.
Telangana high court
Telangana high court

The Telangana High Court on Wednesday emphasised that the "medical emergency" of the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be cited as an excuse to violate the right to life and health under Article 21 of the Constitution (Ganta Jai Kumar v. State of Telangana and ors).

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