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Nagpur: HC lashes out at PWD and IGGMC over medical college

Nagpur:The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court has given a last opportunity to the State Public Works Department (PWD) and Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (Mayo Hospital) administration to complete the remaining work of the hospital structure.The   IGGMC administration is to be handed over the completed work  by December 31. The ready structure will house a 250 bedded hospital and operation theatre.

The directive of the court came in response to the Dean, Dr. Madhukar Parchand’s instruction to the government pleader regarding the difficulties being faced in the completion of the task. The Medical Council of India had earlier described this delay as a major shortcoming.

A Division bench comprising Justice Bhushan Gavai and Justice Vinay Deshpande on Monday asked the Dean to explain the cause of unnecessary delay, despite having been given two extensions.

The court  had fixed December 31, 2015, as the deadline for completion of task and handing over for the PWD . However, a PWD request had made the court grant a further extension upto June 30.

The court’s direction came after Anup Gilda, the petitioner’s counsel made a mention of the fact that despite having been granted two deadlines the PWD had not been able to deliver the completed structure to the college authorities.

The PWD Chief Engineer submitted an affidavit listing completed works to the court, and sought  time till November to finish the 250-bedded hospital work.

The case has been filed by C.H. Sharma and others, bringing forward lack of facilities in Vidarbha’s Government colleges.

Source: with inputs
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