Where is Super Specialty Children Hospital?
Court directs AAG to collect info
D A RASHID
Srinagar, July 27: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the government to provide information about the steps taken for construction of super specialty children hospital in Kashmir.
A division bench of High Court Comprising Justice Muhammad Yaqoob Mir and justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur directed Senior Additional Advocate General J A Kawoosa to collect information about the construction of the hospital and file response within two weeks. The Court passed the direction after counsels representing the petitioner in the public Interest Litigation, Dr Rouf Mohi-ud-Din versus state pleaded that land has been earmarked at Bemina for setting up the Super Specialty Children Hospital but on the ground level no steps have been taken to raise the construction. Meanwhile Commissioner/ Secretary to government Health and Medical Education department filed an affidavit in the Court stating that posts of lectures vacant in GMC Srinagar and GMC Jammu have been referred to the Public Service Commission out of which 23 and 15 recommendations have been received respectively.
The affidavit also states that various posts have been filled up by the department in GMC Srinagar and Jammu on incharge basis till such posts are filled on the recommendations of Departmental Promotional Committee (DPC).
The Court however said it has not been made clear in the affidavit as to whether posts of Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors vacant in various disciplines have been referred to the PDC saying nor is there any clarity whether any DPC has been convened.
The court granted AAG J A Kawoosa, two weeks to file an affidavit giving a clear information on the issue.
The Court also directed the counsels repressing the petitioners to file response to the affidavit filed by the government stating the schemes meant for benefit of mother, child and pregnant woman are being implemented in the state.
Medical superintendent of GB Pant Children Hospital filed an affidavit stating that the mortality rate has come down in the hospital saying it is better that the national average.
The petitioners were represented by Advocates, Syed Faisal qadri, M Ashraf Wani, S H Thakur and Jahangir Iqbal Ganie.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 27 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 27 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 28 Jul 2013 00:00:00 IST
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