During the resumed hearing of the contempt application over non-payment of compensation to Suman, the victim of wrong blood transfusion, the state consumer disputes redressal commission, Chandigarh, on Friday directed UT health and family welfare director Dr Rajiv Wadehra to appear in person.
Wadehra would appear in person on October 14, in connection with a case against Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, over non-payment of compensation.
The forum on March 1, 2012, directed the GMSH and its three doctors - Kirti Sood, Navdeep Kaur and Manpreet Kaur - to pay `4 lakh as compensation and `50,000 as cost of litigation to the victim.
The payment was to be made within a month, failing which penal interest of 12% per annum was to be paid with effect from January 21, 2011.
Wadehra, who is also medical superintendent of the GMSH, had been directed to explain why full compensation was not paid to Suman, after the commission rejected the plea of UT administration for granting them time to make payment.
Explaining the delay, UT health department said they were awaiting nod from the administration.
Suman's counsel Pankaj Chandgothia pointed out that in the absence of the payment the victim's family was suffering and finding it difficult to make both ends meet.