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SC declines urgent hearing of PIL on doctors' safety, security
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SC declines urgent hearing of PIL on doctors' safety, security
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New Delhi, June 18 (TIWN) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined an urgent hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which sought safety and security of doctors, observing that the medicos have already called off their strike in West Bengal and other states.

A vacation bench, comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant, said there was no urgency now in the case and it should be listed after the summer break before an appropriate bench.   Petitioner Alok Srivastava insisted the matter needed urgent attention, contending that effective measures have not been taken regarding doctors' safety and security at government hospitals.  The court rebutted, saying: "We are not against doctors' security but we cannot pass an order on it now."  Srivastava persisted on an urgent hearing on the matter and urged the court to issue a notice.  The court however, declined to entertain the matter, stating it cannot pass orders apprehending a situation.

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