The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) on Thursday produced receipts before the UT consumer disputes commission to show that it has deposited Rs 3.50 lakh with the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission in the Anupama case.
The receipts were produced as part of PGIMER's reply to a show-cause notice issued to it by the UT disputes forum on June 7. Advocate Pankaj Chandgothia, the councel of the parents of Anupama Sarkar who had died due to PGIMER's negligence last year, said they would now approach the national commission to request the release of the Rs 3.5 lakh.
The show-cause notice had been issued on an execution application filed by the parents of Anupama, who had met with an accident and died due to sepsis at PGIMER in July 2012. Then, the premier institute had come under criticism for delay in treatment to the 16-year-old schoolgirl.
Later, UT consumer commission disputes redressal commission had directed PGIMER to pay compensation of Rs 7 lakh to the parents of Anupama.
It may be recalled that Pankaj Chandgothia has also filed an appeal on behalf of Anupama' parents for enhancement of the Rs7-lakh compensation to Rs 70 lakh which has also been admitted by the National Commission and notice issued to PGI on May 3, 2013.