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JAMMU: A Division Bench (DB) of State High Court comprising Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta on Monday granted five weeks’ time to State for filing response in a Public Interest Litigation filed by Dharminder Paul Singh Raina seeking direction to respondents to provide specialised treatment to the border firing victims/patients and create adequate preventive and treatment infrastructure and facilities for the patients.
Advocate Sumit Nayyar appeared for the PIL whereas Senior Additional Advocate General S.S Nanda for the State.
In the PIL it has been submitted that the crisis like situation prevailed on the borders with dwellers, who were staying in the relief camps are deprived of food, electricity and water while the people were finding it hard to get ambulances for shifting the firing victims to hospitals leading to massive protests in Hiranagar as well in Government Medical College, Jammu where attendants of the victims confronted the then Minister Incharge Health and Medical Department and there has been compete collapse of the respondents’ machinery in the border areas and there were no ambulances to take the victims to hospital. “Even GMC Jammu was lacking the basic medical facilities and senior consultants were not available in the hospitals of Jammu Region round the clock”, it added.
It was also submitted that under the given circumstances it is high time for the respondents to create and provide basic treatment and facilities and to create special task force for providing best medical facilities to the border firing victims.
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