REGISTRAR Vs. STATE OF ODISHA
HIGH COURT OF ORISSA
STATE OF ODISHA
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(1.) This is a suo motu writ petition in the form of PIL.
(2.) On the basis of the report placed by the Registrar General dated 19.02.2020 basing on a news item published
in the Odia Local Daily 'The Sambad' dated 19.02.2020 of
Cuttack edition under the heading of "S.C.B. RE MAGANA
CHIKITSA RA BIKALA CHITRA-THYROID, HORMONE O' C.T.
SCAN MACHINE ACHALA", this PIL has been registered.
(3.) In the said news item, the apathy of a patent, who is under treatment at the S.C.B. Medical College and Hospital,
Cuttack has been highlighted. It is mentioned therein that
out of three C.T. Scan machines in the hospital, one is not
functioning for last one month and as a result, the patients
are compelled to approach and avail the services of local
private diagnostic centres by spending heavily. It is further
mentioned that the authorities of the hospital have been
apprised about such situation but that has not yielded any
fruitful result. Since the S.C.B. Medical College and
Hospital, Cuttack is one of the premier Government
Hospitals of the State and thousands of patients with
different health problems throng to it everyday for
treatment, it is quite unusual to expect and conceive that in
such a prominent Government Hospital, the patients would
suffer on account of defunct testing machines. The mental
agony and trauma of the patients, who are suffering from
serious ailments can be well visualised. Patients come to
the hospital from low economic strata of the society and do
not possess the means and resources to get their treatment
in private hospitals where the charges of treatment are
either exorbitant and normally on the higher side.;
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