Patient Dies of Fever due to Alleged Medical Negligence of Govt Hospital, Nurse; Rs 3 lakh Compensation directed

Published On 2022-01-11 04:00 GMT   |   Update On 2022-01-11 04:00 GMT

Chennai: Directing to compensate for the death of a teenager who died due to alleged medical negligence at a Government medical college hospital, Karur, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has directed the State to pay Rs 3 Lakh to the family of the deceased. Such observations came from the Commission after it took note of the fact that the inquiry conducted by the inquiry...

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Chennai: Directing to compensate for the death of a teenager who died due to alleged medical negligence at a Government medical college hospital, Karur, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has directed the State to pay Rs 3 Lakh to the family of the deceased.

Such observations came from the Commission after it took note of the fact that the inquiry conducted by the inquiry officer was not satisfactory, reports TOI.

The father of the deceased had approached the Commission after his 18-year-old son, who had learning difficulties, had died from severe fever.

Back on November 30, 2017, the patient was taken to the emergency ward of the Government medical college hospital, Karur. The patient was treated and then was shifted to the regular ward the following day.

Following this, on December 2, the duty doctor had advised for a CT scan. However, as the equipment at the treating hospital was not functional, the family had asked to shift the patient to another hospital.

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On the same night, the patient developed a fever once again. As per the latest media report by the Times of India, when the mother of the patient informed the duty nurse about this and asked him to report the same to the medical officer, it has been alleged that the nurse ignored the request and was on his mobile.

The next morning the patient died and the father of the deceased filed a complaint regarding the matter as well. However, the hospital authorities didn't face any action because of this. Consequently, the patient's father approached the Commission.

Responding to the plea, the hospital authorities on the other hand denied all the allegations. The treating hospital further claimed that they had tried their best but the condition of the patient didn't improve.

Noting that the inquiry was not satisfactory, the Commission directed the State to compensate for the death. Further, recommendations for the transfer of the duty nurse have also been given by the Commission. Besides, the Commission has also recommended initiating disciplinary proceedings against the nurse.

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