State Consumer Commission Slaps Heavy Fine On Mainpuri Doctor For Negligence In Treatment

State Consumer Commission Slaps Heavy Fine On Mainpuri Doctor For Negligence In Treatment

Mainpuri, February 2 (TNA) The State Consumer Commission has imposed a heavy fine on the doctor of Mainpuri for negligence in the treatment and operation of a hernia patient. Commission members Rajendra Singh and Vikas Saxena have cancelled the earlier decision of the District Consumer Commission as well.

Apart from this, an order has been given to return Rs 10 lakh and Rs 55 thousand spent on treatment to the victim for mentally harassing him. Interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum will also have to be paid on both these amounts from 2014. In this case, the total amount of compensation will be around Rs 22 lakh.

Ramtirth, a resident of Mainpuri, was suffering from stomach pain. On October 29, 2014, he reached Dr. PK Pathak's Hospital in Mainpuri. There, he was operated for thirty thousand rupees. After the operation, the patient's stomach was tied with bandages without any stitches. Later, ten thousand rupees were also taken for medicines. The patient vomited blood about five hours after the operation. Blood and dirt started coming out from the cut part of the stomach.

Information was sent to the doctor from the compounder but the doctor did not come even though he was dying throughout the night. The patient's condition continued to deteriorate due to the treatment given by the uneducated nurse. After being kept in the hospital for four days, he was forcibly discharged.

Ramtirtha reached another hospital in the same condition. During the investigation, hernia was found to be ruptured due to which leakage was occurring. The leakage was stopped by treatment there. Presiding Judge Rajendra Singh, based on the facts, found that Dr. Pathak and his hospital were negligent in the treatment. After this, he gave the verdict.

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