In a PIL, a physician from Trichy pleaded with the High Court to order the government to implement the MedLeaPR software architecture in all government institutions.
In response to a public interest litigation (PIL) case submitted by a doctor asking for the digitalization of post-mortem reports and other medico-legal papers in government hospitals, the Madras High Court issued a notice to the Central government and the Tamil Nadu government on Friday.
The respondent governments were ordered to submit their responses within four weeks by a bench of Acting Chief Justice T Raja and Justice D Krishna Kumar.
A doctor from Trichy named Mohamed Khader Meeran AS filed the PIL, which claimed that all State and Central government hospitals and health facilities were encouraged to use the software called Medico-Legal Examination and Postmortem Reporting (MedLeaPR), which was developed by the National Informatics Centre in 2013.
According to the PIL, the software was created to allow health organisations to digitally issue medico-legal certifications and reports, such as postmortem reports, medical examination reports in cases of sexual assault, etc., and to keep such data in cloud storage in encrypted form.
According to the petitioner, states like Madhya Pradesh and Haryana have already adopted the MedLeaPR software platform for all government-run hospitals.
However, the petitioner claimed that the Tamil Nadu government had not responded to any of the representations he had made to them over the matter.
“To aid with their investigation, police investigators are handed medical and legal records. These documents are crucial for individuals, organisations, the relatives of the deceased, physicians, undertakers, and those who approve burials, as well as for the police, the judiciary, the insurance industry, and others. In order to serve justice, it is crucial to issue and store those reports in a format that is clear and readable. This will also help to prevent unauthorised manipulations “There was a plea.
The respondent parties were then notified by the court.
For the petitioner, attorney Mohamed Ansar made his appearance.