Contempt in PIL regarding facilities for cancer patients
DB directs contemnor to file affidavit
JKUT (Jammu), December-30-2021-( JNF):- In a contempt petition filed by AV Gupta in public interest litigation regarding direction to the State to provide basic health facilities for treatment of cancer in the State of Jammu and Kashmir and also to provide adequate number of oncologists, Oncosurgeons, PET scan machines and all other experts in the relevant field for the treatment of various types of cancer in all the regions of the State of Jammu & Kashmir.
When the contempt petition came-up for hearing, Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Javed Iqbal wani after hearing Adv Ajay Sharma appearing for the petitioner, observed that Sh. Amit Gupta, learned Additional Advocate General appearing for Commissioner/Secretary Health & Medical Education submits that very shortly by the mid of 2022 in the Super Specialty Hospital, Jammu a PET Scan Machine would be installed after necessary infrastructure for the purposes is in place.
Additional Advocate General appearing for Public Service Commission submits that selection on one post of Oncologist has already been made but on the remaining two the process has to be restarted as no candidate from the reserved category was eligible. He further submits that a fresh advertisement has been issued on 27th December 2021 and the process of selection would be completed very short.
Upon this DB directed that an an affidavit to this effect may be filed by both the contemnors within a period of one month. JNF