Kochi: A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Tuesday issued notices to the State government and other respondents on a writ petition seeking a direction to the government to provide a separate haematology and oncology department at the Institute of Maternity and Child Health (IMCH) under the Calicut Medical College.

The notice was issued by a Bench comprising Chief Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice A.K. Basheer.

The petition was filed by the Blood Patient’s Protection Council, Kozhikode and others.