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Health budget details sought by high court

Delhi high court has directed the Delhi government to inform it about the budget allocation for the health sector for 2011-2012.

delhi Updated: Mar 06, 2011 23:39 IST

Delhi high court has directed the Delhi government to inform it about the budget allocation for the health sector for 2011-2012.

Justice S Muralidhar, in a recent order, directed the secretary of health and family welfare department to file an affidavit by April 1 with details about the budgetary allocation.

The court also asked the officer to inform it about the position of dialysis machines as there was an immediate requirement in various hospitals for the treatment of HIV patients.

The judge had earlier directed the government to reserve at least one bed each in all its hospitals which have dialysis facilities for HIV patients.

While accepting the NCT government's decision to reserve a bed each for HIV patients in Lok Nayak and Guru Teg Bahadur hospitals, the court said the provision was inadequate and the government was required to reserve at least a bed each in its other hospitals in a time-bound manner.