The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday questioned the Uttar Pradesh government about the steps taken to improve the condition of government hospitals and medical facilities in the state, as per the earlier direction of the court.
The court further directed the chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh to file a report by October 30.
The bench comprising Chief Justice DB Bhosale and Justice Yashwant Varma alleged pathetic condition of government hospitals in the state and passed the order on a Public Interest Litigation filed by Sneh Lata Singh and several others.
Several directions were earlier passed by another bench of the High Court, over improving the conditions of government hospitals.
The authorities were also asked by the court to fill up vacancies of medical, para medical and other attending staff in government hospitals in the state.
The court had also directed for audit of state medical colleges through Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG).
It had directed the Director General, Vigilance, UP to constitute special teams to find out medical officers of state government, who are engaged in private practice or running hospitals, nursing homes etc. and to also register FIR against them.
The court fixed October 30 as the next date of hearing.