Delay in Diagnosis Increases Severity of Condition: Kerala Hospital told to pay Compensation
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission recently directed the Kerala Medical College Hospital to pay an amount of Rs 50,000 as compensation to a patient over delay in diagnosis.
The patient was suffering from several complications including Acute Meningo Encephalitis, severe Hyponatremia, Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) and Non-Insulin-Dependant Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM). However, due to the delay in diagnosis of the condition the complainant had to face several complications.
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