A convict or a person in remand cannot have right to privacy in medical matters furnished to seek admission in a hospital if adequate public interest is involved in the case. The public can seek to know under the RTI Act if the person was genuinely admitted on medical grounds or if he faked ill-health so as to avoid staying in jail. The Bombay High Court rightly ruled so, while dealing with the issue whether a person convicted for contempt of court or during the period of incarceration, can claim privilege or confidentially in respect of the medical records maintained by a public authority
TDP Revanth Reddy arrested by the ACB has sought that he be shifted to hospital, claiming health problems. Does a citizen have a right to know what is his heath problem?