Allahabad HC seeks reply on PIL citing dearth of lady doctors in UP

 The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday sought a reply from Uttar Pradesh government on a Public Interest Litigation drawing attention towards inadequate number of female doctors in health centres across the state.  

PTI| Updated: Feb 18, 2015, 23:44 PM IST

Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday sought a reply from Uttar Pradesh government on a Public Interest Litigation drawing attention towards inadequate number of female doctors in health centres across the state.  

A division bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Suneet Kumar asked the state government's counsel to seek instructions in the matter and fixed March 11 as the next date of hearing in the matter.

The PIL has been filed by an NGO Kapilvastu Welfare Society which has claimed that there was a "dearth" of lady doctors in the state and cited the example of 21 districts where a total of 1261 doctors are posted in primary health centres (PHC) and community health centres (CHC), out of whom only 140 were women.