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CASE:. Vijeta Projects and Infrastructure Ltd. v. State of Jharkhand and Ors.W.P . (C) No.01 of 2021.

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Facts:. In the present case, the poor people of Jharkhand including Adivasi and BPL holders as on date, who approach the hospital for treatment and in the event advised for better treatment outside the State, cannot afford treatment as there is no Scheme of the State Government to release fund for those poor people and, therefore, it is necessary to complete the entire Sadar Hospital with 500 beds within a year..

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In view of the above issue the Court had, in May 2017, directed the State Government to complete the construction of a portion of 200 beds of Sadar Hospital and make it operational by the end of July 2017 and the rest portion of 300 beds of Sadar Hospital with all facilities to be completed by the end of December 2018. However, the Court noted that its order was not complied with on one excuse or the other even after a lapse of about five years..

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It was also informed to the Court that all the infrastructure had been made out by installing pipeline etc. but due to non-installation of liquid oxygen plant the same was not being made functional by supplying oxygen through the aforesaid plant, however, efforts have been taken to create 240 oxygen supported beds through cylinder..

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Judgement:. In view of the above submission the Honorable Court observed that if anybody would come in the way of compliance with the Court's order, such person will also be liable to be proceeded under Contempt of Courts Act for deliberately creating an obstruction in compliance of the order passed by this Court..

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The Court remarked that, “In the considered view, the order passed by this Court dated 11.05.2017 has not been complied with even after lapse of about five years, therefore, the officers are in contempt.".