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  • Ranjit
    Kumar Das v Medical Officer ,E.S.I
    .Hospital &Ors

    1997 (3) CPJ 336 : 1998 10 CPR 165
    (WB SCDRC)

      

    The complainants wife aged 34 years
    who was a card holder of the E.S.I
    Hospital suddenly developed acute pain
    abdomen and taken to this hospital
    .The attending  doctor examined
    her but refused to admit her at the
    hospital as no bed was available and
    asked to seek admission in another
    E.S.I hospital . Here also she was
    refused admission due to non
    availability of bed and subsequently
    refused admission at the Calcutta
    Medical College .As a last resort she
    was admitted to a private nursing Home
    where she died shortly thereafter.

      

    The court condemned this attitude of
    hospitals in emergency cases and
    directed the Administrative Medical
    Officer, ESI hospital to pay Rs 2 lacs
    as compensation. The attending Doctor
    was asked to pay Rs 5000.

       

  • Bhiwani
    Dutt v P.G.I Chandigarh

    1998 (2) CPJ 102 : 1998 (1) CPR
    548 ( Chandigarh CDRC).

      

    The complainant an educated mechanic ,
    aged 49 years had severe pain in his
    stomach for which he was initially
    treated in the wing of P.G.I ,Chandigarh
    and therefore transferred to its
    Gastroenterology department . His
    stomach ailment improved but he found
    that he could not use his left hand .
    This was due to the damage to his
    ulnar nerve which occured while he was
    being administered I.V fluids in
    emergency.

      

    The hospital was held liable and 1.25
    lacs compensation was awarded.

       


       


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What is Law     Right of Doctors     Responsibilities     Negligence     Consents     Records     Cases
       
Legislations     Medical Ethics      FAQ’s

   
    

Emergency Care
      
          

  • Ranjit Kumar Das v Medical Officer ,E.S.I .Hospital &Ors
    1997 (3) CPJ 336 : 1998 10 CPR 165 (WB SCDRC)
      
    The complainants wife aged 34 years who was a card holder of the E.S.I Hospital suddenly developed acute pain abdomen and taken to this hospital .The attending  doctor examined her but refused to admit her at the hospital as no bed was available and asked to seek admission in another E.S.I hospital . Here also she was refused admission due to non availability of bed and subsequently refused admission at the Calcutta Medical College .As a last resort she was admitted to a private nursing Home where she died shortly thereafter.
      
    The court condemned this attitude of hospitals in emergency cases and directed the Administrative Medical Officer, ESI hospital to pay Rs 2 lacs as compensation. The attending Doctor was asked to pay Rs 5000.
       

  • Bhiwani Dutt v P.G.I Chandigarh
    1998 (2) CPJ 102 : 1998 (1) CPR 548 ( Chandigarh CDRC).
      
    The complainant an educated mechanic , aged 49 years had severe pain in his stomach for which he was initially treated in the wing of P.G.I ,Chandigarh and therefore transferred to its Gastroenterology department . His stomach ailment improved but he found that he could not use his left hand . This was due to the damage to his ulnar nerve which occured while he was being administered I.V fluids in emergency.
      
    The hospital was held liable and 1.25 lacs compensation was awarded.
       

       

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