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Chennai: Hospital slapped Rs 13.56 lakh for wrong treatment, not issuing Discharge Summary


Chennai: Hospital slapped Rs 13.56 lakh for wrong treatment, not issuing Discharge Summary

 The hospital management had not appeared before the Forum.

Chennai: A hospital in Moulivakkam has been asked to pay a compensation of Rs 13.56 lakh plus interest to the family members of a 22 year old patient, after she died due to alleged wrong treatment provided by the hospital. The judgement was pronounced by District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Kancheepuram at Chengalpattu

The incident goes back to June 2010, when a 22 year old tech passout was rushed to Kedar Multi Speciality Hospital (KMSH), Moulivakkam after she fell ill. The father of the patient alleged, that the doctors at the hospital, administered an injection on her as a part of the treatment, post which she began vomiting blood and developed serious heart condition. She was then rushed to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in an ambulance, but soon she went into a coma.

The family stated that the doctors at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital said that she has been administered a wrong treatment and the same has caused her to deteriorate. The father in his petition further added he has to sell his workshop and family jewelry as well as borrow money to meet the medical expenses of the child. After fighting for almost 4 years, the girl finally died in 2014. Claiming negligence on part of the hospital, the petitioner(father) sought a compensation of Rs 20 lakh from the hospital

The hospital management had not appeared before the Forum, reports Deccan Herald.

The court observed that Kedar hospital had not issued a discharge summary and details of the treatment provided to her.

The hospital is duty bound to issue the discharge summary and treatment details. Considering the circumstances and perusing the medical reports and documents, the forum holds that the hospital had committed negligence in providing treatment to Revathy. The petitioner proved his case and the hospital has been directed to pay compensation of Rs 13.56 lakh with interest of 7 per cent per annum.




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    Dr.Pramod Kumar Sharma May 27, 2017, 7:43 pm

    Medical accidents and adverse reactions to any medicine is a known fact in medical science.In such circumstances doctors and hospital should have a transparent and sympathetic attitude towards patient and attandents. and help them as much as can be done in the welfare of patient.Money should not be the priority and if possible should not take it.