The Meghalaya High Court was satisfied with the restoration of the normal functioning of the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) especially in the Cardiology department.
The Meghalaya High Court ruled that both the Cardiology department and other authorities at the helm of affairs will remain coordinated.
“In view of the submissions made, we are satisfied that timely intervention of the court and also by the government has helped NEIGRIHMS, more particularly Cardiology department to start functioning as usual,” the division bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice HS Thangkhiew said in an order passed on Monday after hearing a PIL.
The court expressed hope and trust that both Cardiology department and other authorities at the helm of affairs will remain coordinated and will ensure that whatever happened in the past will not be given chance of its repetition.
The court has also directed NEIGRIHMS to produce original medical records pertaining to the treatment of a 55-year-old woman, who passed away recently in the next hearing.
The court was hearing the PIL which was filed following a standoff between the Cardiology dDepartment and the NEIGRIHMS administration which led to the shutdown of services in the Cardiology department and affected patients at the hospital.
During the hearing, counsels for the parties informed the court that routine surgeries including emergency surgeries have been performed and medicines, equipment and devices asper requirement from available sources, in addition from Amrit pharmany, were made available.