In rare order, Delhi High Court permits 70-year-old to have ultrasound at home

The Delhi High Court has allowed a private hospital to transport an ultrasound machine to the house of a 70-year-old, who is suffering from a debilitating illness and is under domiciliary hospitalisation.
The man suffers from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, which attacks the brain and nerve cells causing acute problems with balance, movement, vision and speech, and is receiving treatment at a home ICU.
The court was informed that he has been taken to the hospital to undergo an ultrasound procedure but his condition deteriorated during the process. He cannot be taken to the clinic for an ultrasound for removing the infected Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) line, his lawyers argued in a petition urgently listed before the court on Saturday.
The PNDT Act, the rules framed under it as well as a notification issued by the Delhi Government in February 2015, prevents him from accessing a portable ultrasound machine that is required immediately to administer the prescribed medical treatment, the lawyers also argued before the court.
If the PICC line is not replaced immediately, it may have dire consequences for his already frail condition, the medical reports placed before the court said.