Allahabad HC Directs UP Govt To Specify Arrangements Made, Budget Allocated For Medical Treatment Of Abandoned Patients Across State

Sparsh Upadhyay

6 Nov 2023 3:20 PM GMT

  • Allahabad HC Directs UP Govt To Specify Arrangements Made, Budget Allocated For Medical Treatment Of Abandoned Patients Across State

    The Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh Government to specify details of the arrangements made and the budget allocated by it for the effective medical treatment of unattended/abandoned patients which come to the notice of the public or any public authority or a public-spirited person. A bench of Justice Attau Rahman Masoodi and Justice Om Prakash Shukla passed this...

    The Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh Government to specify details of the arrangements made and the budget allocated by it for the effective medical treatment of unattended/abandoned patients which come to the notice of the public or any public authority or a public-spirited person.

    A bench of Justice Attau Rahman Masoodi and Justice Om Prakash Shukla passed this order while dealing with a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) plea filed by one Jyoti Rajpoot concerning the medical treatment of such unattended patients.

    Before the Court, the Additional Chief Standing Counsel Anupama Singh for the State-respondents informed that an unattended patient is presently under treatment in Dr. Shayama Prasad Mukherjee, Civil Hospital, at Lucknow and is being taken care of.

    However, on a query made by the bench, the ACSC could not clarify as to whether any budget for such patients and any specific place for treatment is identified in the State hospitals or not.

    To this, the Court directed that in case, there is any such facility created by the State Government for the treatment of such patients, the authorities concerned should take aid of the local police to transfer the patient to such a place where her treatment is carried out by providing all the necessary facilities.

    The Court further sought clear instructions from the State Government as well as regarding the budgetary allocation made for such cases.

    β€œThe hospitals where such treatment is offered need to be publicized so that wherever the cases of unattended/abandoned patients come to the notice of the public or any public authority or a public-spirited person, the necessary mechanism is invoked so as to ensure effective and timely treatment of such patients,” the Court further directed as it ordered that the matter be posted for further hearing on November 7, 2023 in the list of fresh cases.

    The Court also directed that a copy of this order be forwarded to the Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, U.P., Lucknow for necessary follow-up in this regard.

    Case title - Jyoti Rajpoot vs. State Of U.P Deptt. Medical Education Thru. Addil. Chief Secy. Civil Secrt. Lko. And Others [PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION (PIL) No. - 1012 of 2023]

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