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    ...It also has enormous ramifications in administration and the remit of the government in using the personal information of its citizens. What remained unsaid was the impact of such a law on the medical profession. In health administration, there are several instances where absolute privacy cannot be enforced in the interest of the greater common good. In 1998 Tokugha Yepthomi sued Apollo Hospitals for revealing his HIV status to his potential bride. Yepthomi, who was tested positive during a routine blood donation, had questioned the violation of confidentiality by Apollo. A two-judge Supreme Court bench had ruled in favour of the hospital as there was an imminent danger of the bride being infected without her knowledge. Confidentiality in healthcare ensures that privileged information of patients is not disseminated to others without the patient’s consent. This upholds the fundamental right to privacy. ...

    TOI on Aug. 28, 2017, 7 a.m.

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    ...While the PA Inamdar case conceded a modicum of autonomy to unaided private institutions and deemed universities, it came with a stern rider that if the admissions were not fair, transparent and non-exploitative, the government should take responsibility and fix the problems. The recent legislation providing for a single entrance test from 2016 was the culmination of a relentless campaign by several activists to eliminate profiteering and enable merit-based admissions. It supersedes all existing case laws. ...

    TOI on Sept. 7, 2016, 3:47 p.m.