Improvement in medical infrastructure of 5 districts: Allahabad HC

Updated on May 28, 2021 04:11 AM IST

Last week, the court had criticised the government stating the health services were ‘ Ram Bharose’ (at God’s mercy).

Allahabad Hight Court(File photo)
Allahabad Hight Court(File photo)
ByJItendra Sarin, Hindustan Times, Prayagraj

The Allahabad high court on Thursday expressed satisfaction with regard to the “improvement of medical facilities” in the hospitals of Bahraich, Shravasti, Bijnor, Barabanki and Jaunpur districts after perusing a report filed by the state government.

The bench comprising justice Siddhartha Varma and justice Ajit Kumar, while hearing a suo moto PIL litigation, said, “We have perused the report and do appreciate that some work has been done with regard to the improvement of medical infrastructure and hope that similar efforts will be made in respect of other districts as well. By the next date, the State Government may further give a report with regard to the improvement of medical infrastructures in five more districts, namely, Bhadohi, Ghazipur, Ballia, Deoria and Shamli.” The court fixed the next date of hearing on June 7.

In its order, the court also mentioned that satisfactory work had been done for the capping of fee for carrying out Covid tests. “...In respect of RT-PCR tests the fee ranges between 500/- and 900/-. For Antigen tests the fee has been fixed for 200/-. For True Nat private testing has been fixed for 1200.”

Last week, the court had criticised the government stating the health services were ‘ Ram Bharose’ (at God’s mercy).

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