Hospital on the CGHS panel specifically for the treatment of autism
The applicant’s son was suffering from autism. He filed an application under the RTI Act seeking a list of hospitals on the panel of Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) specialising in the treatment of ‘autism’ in Lucknow. A list was supplied to the RTI applicant against which he complained that none of the Hospitals recognised by CGHS specialises in treating autism and demanded that the PIO should convey this in writing to him.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) found the request of the RTI applicant reasonable and directed the PIO to convey in writing that none of the Hospitals on the panel of CGHS is empanelled for the specific treatment of autism.
This case demonstrates how an applicant can use the RTI Act to obtain information which can be subsequently used for solving a grievance.
Citation: Mr. Roopak Kulshreshtha v. CGHS in File No. CIC/LS/A/2013/000635
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1376
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