Plea in Kerala HC claims personal details of COVID-19 patients being leaked by hospitals; Court adjourned the matter to May 11

South India

A plea has been moved in Kerala High Court claiming that personal details of COVID-19 patients are possibly being leaked to private players by the hospitals treating such patients.


A bench of Justice Shaji P Chaly and Justice Ashok Menon on Wednesday adjourned the matter till May 11, by which time the state government is expected to file a response in the matter.

Through advocate Mathew Kuzhalanadan, the petitioner told the court that while he was not a COVID-19 patient, he was contacted by a Bangalore-based entity after he aided the admission process of a COVID-19 patient in a Kasargode hospital.

"On enquiries, the petitioner came to realise that the person who had contacted him had not acted on behalf of any government authority and that it may be a private entity who was given access to his mobile number," Kuzhalanadan said.

The petitioner also said that he has made a representation to the state government over the matter.

On the other hand, the government pleader said that he would obtain a report from the District Collectors over the issue and file a statement in the court given the serious allegations made.


With inputs from ANI

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