How the communications shutdown is hampering medical and health services in Jammu & Kashmir: PIL in SC reveals

Shruti Mahajan September 12 2019

A Kashmir-based medical professional has moved the Supreme Court seeking the restoration of landlines and high-speed internet in all hospitals and medical establishments.

Dr. Sameer Kaul has moved this petition as a Public Interest litigation, seeking to mitigate the adverse effect of the communications blackout on medical services, and consequently, on the health of the people in the Kashmir region.

"In the age of digital India, when most of the services including medical services are fully dependent on availability of internet facilities . . .

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