A DIVISION bench of the MP High Court on Friday issued notices to the State Government, the director Health Services and the Superintendent of Hamidia Hospital, Bhopal, on a PIL seeking direction for making the installation of auto-changers mandatory in government and private hospitals for continuous supply of electricity. The respondents were instructed to furnish reply within one month.
The PIL referred to the recent death of four persons in the Hamidia Hospital after power went off all of sudden and allegedly it took 10-15 minutes for the hospital staff to switch on generators.
The PIL also seeks direction to the government to compensate the families of patients who died in the Hamidia Hospital while undergoing treatment.
The PIL said some government and private hospitals do have generators but in absence of auto-changers the patients, the doctors and employees face hardship.