Today, i.e. 03 September 2020, the Delhi High Court heard a petition which challenged the public consultation process for the National Digital Health Mission's Health Data Management Policy. The petition raised concerns about the unreasonably short deadline for submission of feedback at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlighted how the existing process excludes persons with disabilities, non-English speakers and people without internet access. After hearing the petitioner's counsel, the Delhi High Court directed the government to consider the petitioner's representation and noted that inadequate public consultation could be raised as a ground if the Draft Policy was challenged after its notification.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/ndhm-data-policy-delhi-hc/