New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Thursday adjourned to Tuesday hearing on a petition by a group of Escorts hospital doctors loyal to noted cardiologist Naresh Trehan for takeover of the institute's management by a court-appointed committee.
Justice Geeta Mittal put off the hearing on a plea by advocate Rajiv Sawhney, counsel for the group of doctors and paramedical staff loyal to Trehan, the hospital's executive director.
Sawhney sought the adjournment saying the petitioners have entered into a negotiation with the hospital management and were trying to sort out the dispute amicably for which they needed some time.
Justice Mittal deferred the hearing, saying, "Resolve the matter, safeguarding the interests of the patients."
In their petition, the doctors had also sought protection against their transfer or dismissal from the hospital.
The doctors had moved court Wednesday along with Trehan, who had sought to be included as a party to an earlier petition challenging the transfer of the majority shares of the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre (EHIRC) to the Fortis Group.
The petition challenging the transfer of Escorts shares had been filed by Anil Nanda, estranged brother of Escorts chief Rajan Nanda.
Trehan was ousted last Friday as executive director of Escorts by the Ranbaxy-owned Fortis Healthcare group. The Delhi High Court, however, had stayed his ouster.