[Medical Reimbursement] Employer cannot restrict employee from seeking treatment at hospital of his choice: Kerala High Court

Justice G Girish stated that there can be no justification to force employees to get treated at a hospital coming under a panel prepared by the institution.
Justice G Girish
Justice G GirishKerala High Court

The Kerala High Court recently said that circulars issued by government institutions limiting the rights of employee to seek medical treatment at a hospital of his choice would be violative of Section 4(2A) of the Employees' Compensation Act which allows reimbursement of medical expenses for work-related injuries. [The Area Manager Food Corporation of India v P T Rajeevan]

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