Order of the Supreme Court regarding policy on telemedicine in Odisha, 15/07/2019

  • 15/07/2019

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Odisha Vs Orissa Trust of Technical Education & Others dated 15/07/2019 regarding policy on telemedicine in the state of Odisha. State of Odisha question the correctness of the interim orders passed by the High Court in a Writ Petition filed by the Orissa Trust of Technical Education seeking to challenge the steps which were initiated by the State Government to formulate and implement a holistic policy for ‘telemedicine’ within the State. The object of formulating such a policy was to ensure that the benefit of technology was made available for a wide dispersal of medical benefits to the population of the State of Odisha.

Supreme Court directs that the restraining orders passed by the Orissa High Court preventing the State from reviewing its policy and from formulating an appropriate policy to govern telemedicine centers within the State stand vacated and it's upto the State to conduct an appropriate exercise as it deems fit for formulating and implementing an appropriate policy.

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