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Supreme Court : Provide free treatment to acid attack victims.

shriram | 11th April 2015 | Law And Justice
Supreme Court : Provide free treatment to acid attack victims.

    The Supreme Court directed private hospitals to provide free treatment, including specialized surgeries, to acid attack victims and asked government authorities to take action against them if they fail to comply with its order.

the Centre informed the court that 309 cases of acid attacks were registered in the country in 2014 out of which 185 incidents were from UP.

After laying down a stringent regulatory mechanism for sale of acid to curb acid attacks on women, the court asked private hospitals to bear the entire cost of medical treatment of acid attack survivors, including costly plastic and corrective surgeries. A social justice bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and U U Lalit said hospitals must also provide free medicine, food and other facilities to such victims.

MP witnessed the secondhighest number of cases with 57. No acid attack incident was reported in any Union Territory except Delhi where 27 such cases were registered last year.

The Centre informed the court that a meeting of state health secretaries was convened to frame a policy to curb sale of acid and to take steps to provide free treatment to victims.

The court had last year enhanced compensation paya ble by state governments to acid attack victims to a uniform Rs 3 lakh from the earlier Rs 50,000. It had also directed states to implement stringent norms for retail sale of acid, treating it as poison under the Poisons Act, 1919, within three months.

The court had banned sale of acid to minors and said the corrosive substance could be sold only to those with identity cards issued by the government and who could specify the purpose for the purchase in writing. It had also asked the Centre and states to make acid attack offences non-bailable.


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