Hyderabad: A two judge panel of the Telangana High Court comprising Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy on Tuesday adjourned all the matters relating to demolition of the Osmania General Hospital to August 17.
The panel was dealing with a matter filed by the Healthcare Reforms Doctors Association seeking directions to initiate steps to develop a new multistoried building block complex in place of the existing dilapidated structure located at Afzal Gunj in the city. The government pointed out that there were several PILs pending before the court on various issues relating to the Osmania General Hospital including demolition of the old building. The panel will continue to hear the matter on August 17.
In another case, the panel questioned the state government on the lack of laws for protection of cows in the state. The panel was dealing with a PIL filed by Bharatiya Prani Mitra Sangh questioning the lack of allocation of funds in the annual budget or special budget to protect the uncared animals.
The petitioner complained about cows and other animals that were severely injured and suffering from inhuman torture including kicking and beating. The petitioner sought directions to immediately release funds for goushalas in the state in view of the pandemic. The bench questioned as to why there was no Act in the state for protection of Cows and Goushalas. The petitioner sought time to place before the panel Acts being passed for the protection of cows and other animals in other states. The panel will continue to hear the matter on August 20.
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