Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court today issued contempt notices to Uttar Pradesh government and senior officials of hospitals for failing to improve the condition of a children`s hospital here despite a court order for the same. The order was passed by a vacation bench comprising Justice Sunil Ambawani and Justice Sunita Agrawal which had taken suo motu notice of a media report a few days ago the "pathetic" situation at the S N Children Hospital and set up a team of two advocates which visited the hospital yesterday and submitted its report today. "We are deeply concerned over the negligent attitude of the Principal of the Motilal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad, Superintedent-in-Chief, Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital attached to it, Head of the Department of Pediatrics, Swaroop Rani Hospital, Allahabad and the Doctors/Incharge of the S N Children Hospital, Allahabad", the court said. "We find that they have committed gross negligence in allowing the children to die in a pitiable condition", the bench said, adding "we find that the Principal Secretary, Medical Education, UP, is also equally responsible" as he too was directed along with the aforesaid officials", it added. The earlier HC order was passed on a PIL regarding the condition at the Children Hospital "to make provisions for improving the facilities at the hospital".
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