A delegation led by Adv Akshay Samarth, Secretary, MPCC Legal, Human Rights and RTI Department and Adv Abhay Randive, President, Nagpur District Congress Committee (NDCC) Legal Department on behalf of the Legal Department of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) and NDCC, met Principal District Judge of Nagpur S B Savale and submitted him a memorandum demanding setting up of a permanent clinic at the Nagpur District Court premises.
A similar representation was given by Congress Legal Department two years back to the then Principal District Judge Pushpa Ganediwala, who took the matter seriously and took steps in furtherance of the cause.
Having a detailed discussion on the issue, Judge Savale informed the delegation that in furtherance of their earlier representation and approval of the Bombay High Court for setting up a permanent clinic, he has already allotted a space for the same on the ground floor of the court building.
The delegation was also informed that district surgeon and Additional Director, Health Services Nagpur Division, has forwarded a proposal seeking approval of two posts for appointment of a doctor and his for the clinic.
A permanent clinic is urgently required to be set up in the district court premises as it is an eight floor building with shortage of lifts. In the past, several incidents have occurred in the premises, which even lead to casualties for want of immediate medical help, Adv Samarth said in a press release.
A couple of such incidents requiring urgent medical attention occurred in last week too, he said urging the government to immediately approve the posts of doctor and an assistant.
A copy of the representation was given to District Bar Association to follow up the matter. This delegation comprised Organising Secretaries, MPCC Legal Department Adv Shadab I Khan and Adv Pramod Upadhyay along with other office-bearers of NDCC Legal Department Adv Sudhakar Tagade, Adv Kulashri Bhange, Adv Sunita Paul, Adv Shabana Khan, Ad. Prashant Dharmare and Adv Jaimala Lavate.