Justice BS Patil directed that proceedings be registered against the Principal Secretary, Commissioner, Health and Family Welfare department, and authorities of 21 government hospitals.
The teams also found lapses such as details of medicines, medical tests, defunct CCTV cameras and medical equipment.
Tenkasi has fared the worst among Tamil Nadu districts with regard to the implementation of the biometric attendance system at government hospitals (GHs).
Health experts say that the underprivileged may suffer if the situation continues as many of them cannot afford to purchase medicines from pharmacies outside the hospital.
It may be recalled that a 5-day-old girl was stolen from the maternity ward of the district headquarters hospital in Pollachi on 3 July, but was rescued in 22 hours in Kerala.
World Blood Donors Day was observed at government hospitals in the city on Tuesday.
Speaking about the scheme, Health Minister T Harish Rao said that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was the face of humanity as he had brought forth several pro-people and humane policies.
A similar protest was held in Tiruchy, where 48 mini clinic doctors staged a hunger strike at the DDHS office, seeking extension of their services, and job security.
According to sources, about 2,000 people come to the hospital every day for treating various ailments.
Director of Medical Education Dr R Narayana Babu instructed the hospital dean to form a committee to inquire into the allegation.
Government hospitals in the State seem to have become paralysed in the absence of a Health Minister.
Goa government firm on state-run hospitals charging outstation patients: Health Minister Vishwajit Rane
Despite criticism, the BJP-led Goa government is committed to charging outstation patients availing facilities at state-run medical facilities, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Saturday.