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Another Human Rights Order: Rs 5 lakh penalty, Suspension of Doctor license for Botched Varicose Veins operation

Another Human Rights Order: Rs 5 lakh penalty, Suspension of Doctor license for Botched Varicose Veins operation

Pune: Acting strong against an alleged medical negligence case, the Maharashtra State Human Right Commission (MSHRC) has directed Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) to pay Rs 5 lakh compensation to a patient, who lost his leg during a varicose veins treatment at a municipal hospital.

The Maharashtra State Human Right Commission has also directed the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) to suspend or cancel the licence of the surgeon of Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial hospital.

The case was that of a 32 year old farmer who was admitted for the treatment varicose veins in September 2015 and was operated thereupon, during which due there was excessive bleeding, as a result of which his right leg had to be amputated.

The commission came into action after the victim’s family filed a complaint against the doctor who operated on him. After the complaint filed against the doctor, PCMC commissioner Rajeev Jadhav had initiated a departmental inquiry against the surgeon and the team of doctors and nurses involved in the surgery, which confirmed negligence.

Order To be challenged in Higher Court

 The order of the State Human rights commission is going to be challenged  by the authorities in court. When TOI contacted PCMC health chief Anil Roy he stated, “We have challenged the order in court as complications are known in varicose vein surgeries. Besides, the expert committee from B J Medical College gave their report confirming medical negligence without calling our doctors. They never heard our side.”

Source: With inputs
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  1. Varicose veins operation leading to amputation of the leg seams to be really something gross . The credentials of the surgeon should be thoroughly verified and cheeked . This may be quack running around . Further there are graduates and even postgraduates from private colleges and institutions and majority of them is absolutely raw ,poor handling and very poor knowledge and very very poor experience . Products from private colleges are also hazardous for public and society at large till they are neither exposed nor punished .

  2. Who the hell is human rights commission to decide about medical negligence. There are consumer courts and there is MCI and state medical council. The case does not come within jurisdiction of humen rights commission at all. Now a days any stupid fool thinks he / she is great if he / she gives any comment / judgement against doctors.

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    Dr Vinod Gautam June 1, 2017, 12:44 pm

    Complications mentioned in Text books can occur and are not amounted to Medical Negligence. Doctors of Medical collage writing report should have knowledge of Law and definition of criminal negligence. The act of omission and commission

  4. detailed examination of the case and then justification…

  5. It seems every person is trying to give expert opinion about doctors\’ treatment, the judiciary, the police, the politicians, the public and unfortunately others in the same profession. It is a very sad state of affair and the day is not very far when there will be dearth of dedicated doctors, and they will be replaced by half baked doctors who are being churned out from the politically owned, run, managed and manipulated private medical colleges.

  6. ITs true. When it is clear that the complications mentioned in the text book can happen and will not amount to negligence. Why do Goverment doctors in medical collage give report of negligence. In one side you give rights to Ayurvedic and Homeopathy doctors and other side Allopathy doctors should not have any complications as if they are GODD