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Chief Justice of India SA Bobde

SC asks pvt hospitals whether they are ready to charge at Ayushman Bharat rates for COVID-19 treatment

The Supreme Court on Friday asked private hospitals whether they are ready to provide treatment to COVID-19 infected patients at the charges prescribed under the government’s Ayushman Bharat Scheme. The query came during the hearing of a plea seeking a direction for regulating the cost of treatment of COVID-19 at private hospitals across the country....

SC refuses to intervene in petition that wants ‘Bharat’, not ‘India’

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to intervene in a petition asking for the name India to be discarded in favour of “Bharat”. The apex court, however, said the Centre can treat it as a representation. A Delhi-based businessman, Namaha, filed the petition calling for the country’s renaming into “Bharat” or “Hindustan” saying India...