THE BOMBAY High Court Tuesday directed the acting advocate general Rohit Deo to finalise the name of a former HC judge to head the Grievance Redressal Committee of Grant Medical College and JJ Group of Hospitals. The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) had sought to reconstitute the committee to ensure action on their grievances since it included the dean, Dr TP Lahane, against whom they have been protesting.
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“The Grievance Redressal Committee will look at all allegations including the current one against the dean and the Head of Department of the Ophthalmology department. The AG is at liberty to take the consent of retired judges of this court to head the committee,” the division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Prakash Naik said.
The AG has been given time till Monday to announce the members of the reconstituted committee. The committee will also include the additional chief secretary of medical education along with the retired judge.
The current committee, which was formed in 2013, was to address various issues faced by patients as well as others concerned with the hospital. The resident doctors have sought the court to set up a separate inquiry committee to look into the current allegations
against the dean.
The counsel for Lahane sought the court clears directions that the grievance committee will not act as a separate inquiry committee, which was also one of the demands by MARD.