Salary of Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department to be withhold till the installation of MRI machine: Karnataka HC


Paridhi Arya

Published on: April 6, 2022 at 17:46 IST

Divison Bench of Karnataka High Court of Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice SR Krishna Kumar had observed that two years ago the court gave the period of six weeks to ordain and install the machine but after two years also the machine is not inits operating condition.

The Court stated “On March 5, 2020, the Court had directed the State Government to take immediate steps for procuring an MRI machine of requisite specification for the use of DIMHANS. Six weeks time was granted. Again and again time has been granted by the court but the MRI machine has not been made available. This also reflects the intention of the authorities in not getting the machine installed. We do not appreciate the conduct of the officers concerned,”

Court in the case of Karnataka State Legal Services Authority vs State of Karnataka ordered that till the MRI machine got operational in Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (DIMHANS), salary of Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department will be withhold.

In the reply state asserted that machine is installed but yet not operational although the curt was assured in the last hearing that it will done till March 30.

In the year 2020 that is two years ago directions were given to State to install machine but state did not paid heed to it and the considerable time has passed.

The delay from the side of the state shows that the state is insensitive towards the sufferings of public and the problems faced by them.

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