Patient declared Hepatitis C positive: Consumer court directs Path Lab to pay Rs 5 lakh compensation for wrong blood test report
Agartala: Holding a pathology centre guilty of providing a patient with the wrong blood test report declaring him positive for Hepatitis C, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Gomati, has directed it to pay Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the victim.
The case dates back to 2016 when Perfect Pathology tested the patient as a Hepatitis C positive. The treating doctor, on the basis of the reports by the pathology centre, started treating the complainant and prescribed him medicines.
However, immediately after administering the medicine, the health condition of the complainant started deteriorating.