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HC seeks report on PET scan machines, doctors’ appointment

Jammu: The division bench of the High Court of J&K and Ladakh has sought the government’s status report on the appointment of doctors and installation of PET Scan machines in Jammu and Kashmir.

Hearing a Public Interest litigation (PIL) seeking court’s intervention to provide basic health facilities for treatment of cancer in J&K, a division bench of Chief Justice N. Kotiswar Singh and Justice Moksha Khajuria Kazmi requested Advocate General, D C Raina to assist the Court in the matter.

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“Keeping in view the importance of the issue, we request the learned Advocate General to assist the Court in the matter and file a brief status report with regard to appointment of doctors and installation of PET Scan machines,” the Court. Filed in 2017, the petition also seeks directions upon the government to provide adequate number of Oncologists, Onco-Surgeons, PET scan machines etc for the treatment of various types of cancers.