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Meghalaya HC issues notice to Union Health secretary, State

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT


SHILLONG, Feb 3: The Meghalaya High Court on Tuesday, issued notice the Union Health Secretary, Government of India, Meghalaya Chief Secretary, Secretary (Health), Government of Meghalaya, Shillong, Director NEIGHRIMS, Shillong and Director of Health Services (MI), Government of Meghalaya over the deficiencies in health services in the state. A single bench of the Meghalaya High Court was hearing, a suo motu case of deficiencies in health services in Meghalaya. The High Court asked the respondents to show cause as to why rule should not be issued or any other order or orders should not be passed as found deemed fit and proper, since this petition has been taken up suo motu. The High Court also appointed senior counsels TT Diengdoh and A Sinha, as Amicus Curiae to assist the court. The Meghalaya High Court was hearing a letter on the deficiencies in Health Services in the State of Meghalaya. In the letter to the High Court, four petitioners who are lawyers by profession, stated that NEIGHRIMS (North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regiol Institute of Health and Medical Sciences) has been set up in our State as a pioneer health institution and research centre but most departments do not have any super specialists.

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