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Original Suit in HC against order on Kanchi Kamakoti Hospital

Written by: Staff

Chennai, Feb 24 (UNI) An Original Suit was today filed in Madras High Court challenging a Single Judge's order refusing permission to seal the property of Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Institute of Medical Science and Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Sankara Hospital in Perumbakkam near Chennai.

Sri Kanchi Kamakodi Peetam Trust, represented by its Chairman and Managing Director Chandrasekar and three others, sought a direction to take up its two writ petitions pending before the court and pass orders, so that if the court decided that rejection of the ''essentiality certificate'' to the medical college was bad, it would move the Medical Council of India for clearance and try to start courses from the academic year 2006-2007.

The suit is likely to come up for hearing on February 27.

''Only if it is able to establish the medical college and start functioning from 2006-2007, it would come out of financial trouble in the next three years. Otherwise it would incur further liablity,'' the trust said and prayed for early listing of the two writ petitions.

The trust said that it moved the High Court seeking a direction to the State Government to consider its application for the issue of ''essentiality certificate''. During the pendency of the petition, the government by an order dated April 15, 2005, declined to issue the certificate. Again, another writ petition was filed and it was pending. Meanwhile, the Trust decided to sell its property as it could not run the hospital without the medical college.

For the establishment of the medical college and hospital, the trust had borrowed over Rs 75 crore from several banks. To repay the loan, moved the High Court with a suit to grant permission.


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