The Supreme Court today pulled up the Delhi government over cases filed against doctors. “You can’t threaten them for bringing out truth,” the court said.
New Delhi: Doctors cannot be threatened for bringing out the truth, the Supreme Court told the Delhi government today, rebuking it sharply for a police case filed against a doctor who had taken a video of the situation inside a government hospital and shared it. The doctor, who worked in a north Delhi hospital, was suspended and a First Information Report was filed against him, reported news agency Press Trust of India.
“You can’t threaten doctors for bringing out the truth,” the court said while hearing the case regarding the treatment of coronavirus patients in the city’s hospitals.
“You cannot shoot the messengers. You cannot suppress the truth. Stop harassing the doctors, stop registering FIRs against them. Let them do their job. Make sure the harassment is stopped right away,” said the bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and MR Shah.
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