Major railway stations should have medical facilities: Court

July 30th, 2008 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Delhi High Court Wednesday directed railway authorities to provide basic medical facilities at the capital’s major stations and also to make them disabled-friendly. Expressing concern over the lack of medical facilities at railway stations, a division bench headed by Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah and Justice S. Muralidhar appointed a three-member committee to visit stations and submit a detailed report within two weeks.

The court directed the railway authorities to deploy at least one doctor round-the- clock at all major stations.

The committee will comprise a doctor, a lawyer and a senior railway official.

The bench was hearing a public interest petition filed by advocate Purnima Sethi, seeking a direction to railway authorities as there were no medical facilities and ambulance services at the Nizamuddin railway station.

Sethi submitted before the court that the stations are not even disabled-friendly. There is no lift and no wheel chair available for the physically-challenged, she said.

The bench fixed Sep 3 as the date to look into the committee’s report.

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