The Supreme Court has appointed an attorney for the defendant in the case of a woman who alleges that her doctor and other doctors in the hospital she was admitted to did not properly treat her when she contracted a sexually transmitted infection.
The woman, a 35-year-old lawyer, was allegedly denied treatment by the doctors because they said she had a male partner and she had been in an abusive relationship.
The court had earlier dismissed the case against the doctor and his son, saying that she had not made a claim of fraud against them.
The government had in May appointed an advocate general for the case, and the government had filed an appeal to the Supreme Court on behalf of the woman.
The Supreme Judicial Court had said in September that the government would “examine the case carefully and take all appropriate steps”.
The woman has been represented by a lawyer appointed by the government.
The medical director of the hospital, G. V. Pappu, had filed a defamation suit against the woman and the doctor in the Delhi High Court.
In August, the High Court had directed the Delhi government to appoint a lawyer for the woman to represent her in the court case.