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Ram Murti Singh v. State Of U.P. & Others - WRIT - A No. 48729 of 2002  RD-AH 11976 (21 July 2006)
Civil Misc. Writ Petition No. 48729 of 2002
Ram Murti Singh v. The State of U.P. and others.
Hon'ble R.K.Agrawal, J.
Hon'ble Ran Vijai Singh, J.
According to the petitioner, all of a sudden he fell seriously ill in March, 1998 and was admitted in the District Hospital, Pratapgarh. Later on he was referred to S.G.P.G.I., Lucknow and from there he was advised to go to Delhi for kidney transplantation. He was admitted in Batra Hospital on 25th March, 1998 for kidney transplantation and after his kidney was transplanted he was discharged on 6th May, 1998. In terms of the State Government's Order dated 1.1.1998, the petitioner claimed for reimbursement of the expenses incurred on his medical treatment for a total sum of Rs.2,12,469.53. The bills were sent through proper channel on 16th June, 1998. The petitioner also submitted various bills relating to medical treatment undergone by him subsequent to the kidney transplantation. All the bills are still pending sanction by the Director General, Medical and Health Services, Lucknow, respondent no.5. The response filed by the said respondent is that certain defects were pointed out which have not been rectified and the alleged bills have been returned for doing the needful to the Commissioner, Trade Tax, U.P. Lucknow, respondent no.3. According to the petitioner, the defects pointed out by the respondents have been removed and the bills have been re-submitted but for one reason or the other the payment is not being made which is causing a great mental agony and harassment to the petitioner as being a Government employee he is not in a position to bear the huge burden of medical treatment out of his own pocket.
It is really very unfortunate that the medical bills for the period 1998-2002, submitted by the petitioner, have still not been cleared by the respondents for one reason or the other.
Taking into consideration the plight of the petitioner, who has undergone kidney transplantation in the year 1998 and who has to incur huge amount of recurring expenses towards medical treatment as also bills submitted in the year 1998 has not been cleared and more that 8 years have passed, we deem it fit and proper in the interest of justice and to mitigate the hardship of the petitioner, to direct the respondent nos. 3 and 5 to appear before the Court personally on 4th August, 2006 along with relevant file of the medical bills of the petitioner so that the Court may itself find out as to what are the defects and as to why the respondents are delaying the payment. The petitioner shall also appear in person on the date fixed so that the defects pointed out may be removed then and there. List before us on 4th August, 2006.
Office is directed to issue a certified copy of this order to the learned Standing Counsel without any charges for ensuring its compliance.
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