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Finally, GMSH pays full compensation to victim of wrong blood transfusion

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, October 14, 2013
First Published: 22:05 IST(14/10/2013) | Last Updated: 22:08 IST(14/10/2013)

Finally, after a delay of 18 months and facing contempt proceedings, Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, (GMSH), Sector 16, on Monday paid compensation to Suman, the victim of wrong blood transfusion.

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GMSH medical superintendent and director, health and family welfare, Chandigarh, Dr Rajiv Wadehra appeared before the local state consumer disputes redressal commission in pursuance of the order dated September 27, summoning him to explain why Suman was not paid the entire amount as per the earlier orders and why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him.

Dr Wadhera tendered a cheque of an amount of Rs. 4.38 lakh in the favour of Suman. Explaining delay in payment, he said the delay occurred due to late approval by the finance department which was received only on October 9.

Counsel for Suman's family Pankaj Chandgothia pointed out that the consumer commission on March 1, 2012, had directed GMSH and its three doctors - Kirti Sood, Navdeep Kaur and Manpreet Kaur - to pay Rs. 4 lakh as compensation and Rs. 50,000 as litigation cost. The GMSH was also directed to bear the burden of treatment of Suman for life.

Chandgothia pointed out that though the GMSH was held vicariously liable for the fault of its employees, it had only paid a sum of Rs. 1 lakh towards compensation and Rs. 12,500 towards legal costs.

Dr Wadhera had earlier filed an affidavit before the commission, admitting that GMSH had not made full payment to Suman because it had no means to recover the amount from the three guilty doctors, as they were no longer employed with them.

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