HELD A hospital which renders free services to a certain category of patients, while providing services which are charged to the bulk of others would not lie outside the purview of the consumer fora. Indian Medical Association v V P Shantha 1995 SCC (6) 651 followed. SCOI left open the issue as to whether Safdarjung Hospital would be governed by the provisions of the Act as contained in Section 2(1)(o) (Service).

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