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Chandigarh GMC told to pay Rs 8 lakhs to kin of deceased burn victim


Chandigarh GMC told to pay Rs 8 lakhs to kin of deceased burn victim

The apex consumer commission has directed Chandigarh-based Government Medical College and Hospital to pay Rs eight lakh to the family members of a burn victim who died after being shifted to a bed that was not disinfected.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission(NCDRC) held the hospital guilty of medical negligence while rejecting its plea against a district forum order holding him liable, which was upheld by state commission.

Denying any deficiency on their part, the counsel for the hospital said that due to septicemia, which was on account of the presence of multiple pus pockets in both lungs and both kidneys, consequent cardiac arrest occurred and caused the death of the victim.

The district forum had earlier directed the hospital to pay Rs 8 lakh as compensation to the complainants along with Rs 10,000 as cost of litigation.Appeals filed by both parties were dismissed by state commission in 2012, against which the revision petitions were filed in NCDRC for enhancement and reduction of compensation by victim’s family and hospital, respectively.



Source: PTI
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  1. what type of infection can cause death within few hours except gas gangrene that also of the patient on antibiotics. I think it is totally non-application of mind by the Hon\’ble National commission. The hospital should go for appeal in High court against the order.