The Delhi High Court has decided to set up a committee of experts who will be inspecting Government hospitals in national capital to take stock of the situation.
A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Anup J Bhambhani has asked both the Delhi Government and counsel Prashant Manchanda, who had highlighted dilapidated healthcare infrastructure at various levels in Government hospitals, to suggest names for the panel.
It noted that “a committee of experts should be constituted to visit various Government Hospitals in Delhi, with a view to conduct inspection of the infrastructure facilities available, the requirement of manpower, procurement systems in place and other aspects concerned with the functioning of the hospitals and give comprehensive suggestions to this court.”
The High Court has decided to constitute the panel following the Delhi Government’s status report on Lok Nayak, DDU, GB Pant, GTB and Baba Saheb Ambedkar hospitals
Referring to the Government’s report, Prashant Manchanda ahd informed court that Government hospitals lack manpower and other medical facilities to bolster patient care.
Earlier the court heard a PIL, filed by Madhu Bala, a school teacher from Karawal Nagar who lost her nine-month foetus at Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital. Through her counsel Prashant Manchanda, she had alleged that the hospital’s inadequate infrastructure and lack of medical facilities led to baby’s death.