GMC Jammu, Srinagar get Rs 1 cr for Hemophilia drugs

HC disposes off PIL with fresh directives

Jammu, Dec 21: Following the intervention of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, the state government has released an amount of Rs one crore, each to Government Medical Colleges at Jammu and Srinagar for purchase of Hemophilia Drugs.
 In an affidavit filed before a Division Bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Principal Secretary to Government Planning Development Department has claimed that a sum of Rs one crore for procurement of Hemophilia Drugs for Government Medical College, Srinagar has been released on September 6, 2012 and for Jammu the amount has been released vide letter dated October 9, 2012.
 The court was informed that state government has proposed to set up two Hemophilia Centers, one each at Government Medical College, Jammu and Srinagar. It was also claimed by the government that about 100 patients suffering from Hemophilia have been registered at Government Medical College Hospital, Jammu and the same number has been found to be registered at Government Medical College Hospital, Srinagar.
 The Principal Secretary Health in his statement to the court further claimed that a sum of Rs.3 crores was required to set up Hemophilia Centers in both the provinces of Jammu and Srinagar so as to provide requisite medical care to those who are suffering from Hemophilia disease.
 The Government Medical College, Srinagar required Rs 413 lacs and the Government Medical College, Jammu needed a sum of Rs 257 lacs for the purpose.
 The Bench, comprising Chief Justice M M  Kumar and Justice Hasnain Massodi, today disposed off the Public Interest Litigation filed by the society for Hemophilia Care with the direction to the state government to “continuously keep on releasing the funds to the Government Medical College, Srinagar and Jammu on regular intervals after following the due procedure of law”.
 “The Hemophilia Center shall be given adequate funds by the State Government so as to avoid any mishap. Any such lapse would result in fixing the responsibility of an officer who has committed lapse”, the Bench observed.
 “The respondent shall remain bound by the direction that Hemophilia Drugs shall be kept ready for treatment of Hemophilia patients in the Hemophilia treatment Centers”, the court observed.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 21 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 22 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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