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Should IMA be a party in review petition against record compensation for medical negligence?

New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has appealed for review of a recent Supreme Court judgement in which the apex court awarded a record Rs 6.08 crore compensation in a case of medical negligence.

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AMRI hospital pays Rs 1.6 crore compensation in Anuradha death case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the plea by Kolkata-based AMRI hospital, which had sought one-year extra time to pay the compensation of over Rs 11.5 crore in a case of death due to medical negligence.

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‘Doctors are just overreacting about the compensation offered in the Anuradha Saha case’

New Delhi: The Supreme Court judgement in the Anuradha Saha case has created a difference in the medical fraternity. Whereas a section of doctors think the compensation awarded is huge and has created consternation, there are others who feel doctors are just overreacting about the compensation offered and that the ‘chalta hai’ attitude of some medical practitioners has to stop now.

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‘Pharmacists can go a long way in preventing medical negligence’

New Delhi: In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court on October 24 awarded Rs 6.08 crore compensation to Dr Kunal Saha, an Indian-American doctor, ordering the Kolkata-based Advanced Medicare Research Institute (AMRI) to pay for medical negligence resulting in the death of his wife Anuradha Saha in 1988.

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‘Anuradha case would change medical negligence compensation’

Kolkata: The Supreme Court verdict, awarding Rs 6,08,00,550 as compensation in a case of medical negligence that resulted in the death of his wife would change the way compensation in such cases is decided in India, Indian American Dr Kunal Saha said on Friday.

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‘Anuradha’s death due to medical negligence must have a bigger purpose in life’

Dr Kunal Saha, a US-based professor and private consultant in HIV/AIDS, is known for his struggle against a case in which his wife, Anuradha Saha, died at the age of 36 at Kolkata-based Advanced Medicare Research Institute (AMRI) of medical negligence on May 28, 1998.

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Dr Mani Chhetri, Dr Pronab Dasgupta arrested in AMRI fire case

Kolkata: Dr Mani Chhetri and Dr Pronab Dasgupta, two doctors on the AMRI Hospitals board, were arrested on Friday and charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the AMRI fire case. The Alipore court sent the doctors to the central lock-up at Lalbazar for a week.

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AMRI directors should be given bail: CII member

Kolkata: After FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry), a senior official of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has now come out in support of directors of AMRI Hospital, where a fire tragedy killed 94 people, contending they should be given bail as they held non-executive posts. However, a public prosecutor has contested the argument.

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Jail custody of AMRI directors, officials extended

Kolkata: A West Bengal court on Thursday denied bail to six directors and two officials of the city’s AMRI Hospital, where a fire last month killed 94 people, and extended their judicial custody till February 2.

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Dr Sachidanand Barman recounts AMRI fire horror, says he saved eight

Kolkata: Dr Sachidanand Barman, a doctor with the city’s AMRI Hospitals where a fire claimed 93 lives, on Monday recounted the horror and said he along with three nurses saved eight patients from the suffocating fumes of the Friday morning blaze.

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