Medico-Legal
Supreme Court asks Dr Kunal Saha to let his wife’s soul rest in peace

Supreme Court asks Dr Kunal Saha to let his wife’s soul rest in peace

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked US-based Dr Kunal Saha, who lost his wife in 1998 in Kolkata due to medical negligence and subsequently won a record compensation from the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) against the hospital and the negligent doctors but still continued to pursue the case for cancellation of practice licence of those doctors, to let his wife’s soul rest in peace. more

Maharashtra to set up Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit with Rape Crisis Centre in hospitals across the state

Maharashtra to set up Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit with Rape Crisis Centre in hospitals across the state

Nagpur: In a move to increase the conviction rate in bodily offences and to handle the crime against women, especially rape, sensitively and properly, the state government’s department of medical education has decided to establish Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit (CFMU) with Rape Crisis Centres (RCC) in hospitals across the state in a phased manner. more

Supreme Court holds doctors guilty of contempt for providing medical shelter to murder accused

Supreme Court holds doctors guilty of contempt for providing medical shelter to murder accused

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has held Dr K S Sachdev, managing director, and Dr Munish Prabhakar, medical director, of Privat Hospital, Gurgaon guilty of contempt for providing more

Doctor to pay Rs 4.5 lakh for amputating kid’s fingers without consent

Doctor to pay Rs 4.5 lakh for amputating kid’s fingers without consent

New Delhi: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has directed Dr A K Sarkar, who runs a private hospital in Rajasthan, to pay Rs 4.5 lakh to a minor boy for amputating his two fingers without seeking consent from his parents. more

Bihar government asks MCI to cancel registration of doctors accused in uterus scam

Bihar government asks MCI to cancel registration of doctors accused in uterus scam

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has reportedly approved only Rs 50,000 to be paid to each of the 703 women whose uterus was removed ‘unnecessarily’ by doctors to claim their health insurance money in 2012. more

Health secretary, hospital director get notices in a case of cancer patient wrongly diagnosed as pregnant

Health secretary, hospital director get notices in a case of cancer patient wrongly diagnosed as pregnant

New Delhi: Taking suo motu cognizance of a media report about a young woman who was wrongly diagnosed as pregnant and after eight months was again diagnosed and told that instead of being pregnant she was having a tumour, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to Health Secretary, Tamil Nadu and Director, Kasturi Bai Government General Maternity Hospital, Chennai calling for reports within two weeks. more

Haematologist, hospital ordered to pay Rs 11.5 lakh for ill-administering intravenous line leading to gangrene

Haematologist, hospital ordered to pay Rs 11.5 lakh for ill-administering intravenous line leading to gangrene

Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed Nanavati Hospital and haematologist Dr Mukesh Desai to pay a compensation of Rs 11.5 lakh to the father of a child who had developed gangrene in the arm due to an ill-administered intravenous line. The Commission held the doctor and the hospital guilty of being negligent. more

Three doctors face disciplinary action in ‘one of the worst cases of medical negligence in India’

Three doctors face disciplinary action in ‘one of the worst cases of medical negligence in India’

Mumbai: Eight years after a couple lost their baby during delivery at the Thane Civil Hospital, Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission has asked the state government to initiate disciplinary action against three doctors — Dr Anuradha Nandapurkar, Dr S Shinde and Dr Nagarkar — for being “negligent”. more

110% rise in number of medical negligence cases in India every year: Study

110% rise in number of medical negligence cases in India every year: Study

Nagpur: A study by Supreme Court advocate Mahendra Kumar Bajpai, who specialises in medical law, shows a 110 per cent rise in number of medical negligence cases in India every year. more

Kerala hospital fined Rs 25 lakh for giving wrong body for cremation

Kerala hospital fined Rs 25 lakh for giving wrong body for cremation

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ordered Ernakulam Medical Centre to pay Rs 25 lakh as compensation to the family of Purushothaman, whose body was mistakenly handed over to another family for cremation. more