The NGO, Indian Optometry Federation, has alleged in its petition that fake diplomas, degrees and certificates in eye care are being used by unscrupulous elements to project themselves as people qualified to treat.
It has contended that such activities "severely endanger public health" and sought directions to the Centre and authorities concerned to take action against such individuals.
"It cannot be denied that the issues raised in this writ petition are of public importance. Issue notice," the court said and directed the Centre to file a status report before the next date of hearing on October 24.
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