OPD of Deoghar AIIMS is not operational, High Court reprimanded the Central Government, issued notice

Jharkhand High Court has issued notice to the Central Government and AIIMS for not starting OPD in AIIMS Deoghar. The court of Justice Rajesh Shankar has said that it is unfortunate that OPD is not started just because of inauguration. The court has asked the Center and AIIMS to file their replies by August 26 to explain why OPD has not been started in Deoghar AIIMS yet. The court gave this direction while hearing the petition of the Jharkhand government.On Monday, it was told by the government that Deoghar is fully ready by becoming an OPD in AIIMS. The state government has given permission to start it after completing all the formalities, but due to the lack of inauguration, the central government is not starting it. If the OPD of Deoghar AIIMS is operational during corona infection, then people will get facility for treatment. In view of the third wave of corona, OPD should be started in AIIMS as soon as possible.After this, the court has given notice to the Central Government and Delhi AIIMS and sought their response. On this, the court said that when the OPD is ready, it is unfortunate that it is not operational only in the name of inauguration. The court issued notices to the central government and AIIMS and directed them to file their replies by August 26.

OPD inauguration was postponed by the Union Health Ministry

Deoghar AIIMS was to be inaugurated on June 26, but it was postponed at the last minute. The Deoghar district administration had stopped Godda MP Nishikant Dubey from physically attending the program. After which the Union Health Ministry postponed the inauguration of Deoghar AIIMS OPD.On June 25, Nilambuj Sharan, Economic Adviser to the Union Health Ministry, in a letter to the Secretary to Chief Minister Hemant Soren, had said that the opening of the OPD of AIIMS Deoghar on June 26 has been postponed due to unavoidable reasons.

 

(EW Correspondent)