NHRC notice to Telangana government over “neglect” of PHC

NHRC notice to Telangana government over “neglect” of PHC

National Human Rights Commission today issued a notice to Telangana government seeking a report from it over alleged neglect of a Primary Health Centre in Hyderabad where there has been no electricity for the last 4 months due to non-payment of electricity bill.

According to an NHRC statement, it has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary, Government of Telangana calling for the report within four weeks into the allegations that the operation theater of a six-bedded Primary Health Center for pregnant women and new mothers in Hyderabad remained non-functional and was covered in dust.

The notice was issued after NHRC took suo motu cognizance of a media report which alleged there had been no electricity in primary health Centre for the last four months due to non-payment of electricity bill of Rs 72,000 due to a political limbo following the creation of new Telangana State.

The Commission has observed there has been a serious violation of human rights of women in particular who needed maternity care and medical treatment and others in general who were being deprived of primary healthcare facilities at this Centre.

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