DB seeks reports of committees

PIL seeking improved medical facilities
Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 23: In two different Public Interest Litigations (PILs) regarding improvement of medical facilities and the infrastructure, Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Puneet Gupta have directed AAG appearing for the Health & Medical Education Department to place before the court the reports of the committees within one month.
When the PILs came-up for hearing, Division Bench observed, “the court vide common order dated 28.02.2020 passed in both the petitions, appointed a committee of experts for the Jammu Division as well as Kashmir Division and both the committees were directed to be headed by Dr Yogesh Chawla, retired Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh and the Directors Health Services Jammu and Kashmir were directed to coordinate and work as the Member Secretaries of the committees”.
“The members of the committees were requested to visit the Government hospitals in J&K to examine the current facilities available with regard to infrastructure, human resources and equipments in various departments and suggest the development to be undertaken in the phased manner with the estimated cost”, the DB said.
“In pursuance to direction of the court, we are told that the committees have started functioning but initially they could not visit the hospitals on account of COVID-19 pandemic but this court do not find that the committees have furnished any report so far”, the DB said and directed  AAG to place before the court reports of the committees.