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Uttarakhand High Court direct Govt to start multi-specialty hospital at Bhowali

Uttarakhand high court directed state government to start a multi-specialty hospital at Bhowali on the premises of TB sanatorium there within 6 months. The court order came after the division bench of Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Lokpal Singh were disposing a PIL which highlighted shortage of doctors, staff, space and equipment at three government hospital in Nainital. The court also observed that in wake of frequent accidents in the hill state, there should be a fully-equipped trauma centre in each district.

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The court ordered state government to construct the multi-specialty hospitals as per the norms of Indian Public Health Standards by initiating tender process within 3 months and undertake minor repairs of buildings at Bhowali TB sanatorium.

As for the shortage of doctors, medical staff and equipment, the court directed the state to set up a cardiac care unit and geriatric ward at the B D Pandey District Hospital in three months, appoint cardiologist and gynecologist in two weeks, fill all vacant posts of doctors and paramedical staff in all three government hospitals in Nainital in three months by holding walk-in-interview on an urgent basis.

Army hospitals, private hospitals and clinics should also render medical assistance to the accident victims and emergency cases as per their constitutional duty, it said.