The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday sought a response from the State government on vacancies in key posts in government hospitals. It also sought information on basic facilities available at these hospitals.
A Division Bench of Justices N. Kirubakaran and S. S. Sundar passed the direction on a public interest litigation petition that sought a direction to fill vacancies of doctors and improve basic facilities at Government Headquarters Hospital in Ramanathapuram.
The petitioner, G. Thirumurugan of Ramanathapuram, claimed that due to vacancies people of the region, who were dependent on the hospital for healthcare, suffered.
People from humble background visited the government hospitals and quality treatment could not be denied to them for lack of doctors. The State must take steps to ensure that the vacancies were filled. Also, adequate and latest infrastructure must be ensured at the GHs for the benefit of the public, he said.
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