SHILLONG, Aug 7 - The Meghalaya High Court issued a bailable arrest warrant against AH Ahanagar, the director of North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, for non-appearance before the Court during a hearing yesterday.
Taking exception against the director�s failure to appear before the court, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Uma Nath Singh and Justice TNK Singh issued the bailable warrant of Rs 20000.
The bench further directed the Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong, Police Commissioner, Guwahati, and Police Commissioner, Delhi, to execute the warrant to Ahanagar as he is out of the State capital and is on his way from Guwahati to Delhi.
The Court was hearing a writ petition filed for non-allocation of an MBBS seat, out of the Central Pool of MBBS seats allocated to Meghalaya, to Sagarika Dawka, daughter of a NEIGRHIMS staff.
Meanwhile, the Court further underlined several flaws in functioning of the super-specialty hospital and directed urgent amends. �The High Court has been getting complaints about various irregularities in the functioning of the Institute,� the bench said.
The Court said even machines purchased for diagnosis at very high costs have remained unutilised in the absence of experts and technical know-how.
The bench directed the Governing Council of NEIGRIHMS to �ensure availability of all the life saving drugs� at the Hospitals Medical shop, close supervision over the expenditure of public fund, apart from other directives.
The Court said it was �absolutely necessary to issue such directions,� as patients with chronic health problems from the region may not get quality medical health care for which the Institution was set up.