PATNA: The Patna High Court has ordered for opening primary health centres in all 38 district courts.
The court ordered for opening the health centres while disposing off a PIL filed by a Bhagalpur lawyer Ranjan Kumar Jha, according to a report published in Dainik Bhaskar today. The health centres have to be operational within three months.
The opening of the health centres will help treat the judicial officials, advocates, court staffs as well as the clients. As per a rough estimate, some 1,500 people reach each district court every day for legal help.
Advocate Jha had filed the PIL in the court after a colleague Anant Kumar died for want of timely medical care in the court premises in Bhagalpur two years ago.
The victim had suffered heart attack in the court premises but since no medical facility was available in the court, he was rushed to a local hospital but died on way, lawyer told the media. Subsequently he field a PIL in the court over this issue.
According to media reports, the state government has sanctioned creation of 180 posts of medical staffs, including 38 medical officers and equal number of ANM, pharmacists and lab inspectors to be deployed in the health centres.