Order of the Allahabad High Court regarding rodents menace is SRN hospital, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, 17/01/2024

  • 17/01/2024

Order of the Allahabad High Court in the matter of Suo Motu in Re: Rodents menace is SRN hospital dated 17/01/2024.

The case was filed suo motu on the basis of a news item published in Amar Ujala, which highlighted the menace of rodents in Swaroop Rani Nehru hospital, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh and the extent to which they are causing harm to the medicines and other articles stored in the hospital.

The HC said that if the allegations are true, then, it is a potential threat to the patients visiting the hospital and those who are already admitted therein and a health hazard. Since the issue is of public importance, affecting the health of those visiting the hospital and taking treatment there, the HC proposed monitoring of measures being taken to control the menace.

The HC directed the Chief Superintendent, SRN Hospital to bring on record the details of the contract entered into by SRN Hospital with the agency entrusted to control the rodent menace; the amount paid to the agency and the steps taken by the agency to control the problem; The HC also directed the hospital authorities to inform of the steps taken and proposed to be taken to to prevent breeding of rodents in and around the SRN Hospital.