AMRI Hospital

  • FTP: Will Anuradha Saha medical negligence case become a turning point in healthcare? 24-10-2013 11:00 PM

    In a landmark judgement in a case of medical negligence, the Supreme Court on Thursday enhanced compensation paid to US-based NRI Dr Kunal Saha from Rs 1.73 crore to Rs 5.96 crore for the death of his wife at the age 36 in a Kolkata hospital due to maltreatment. This...
  • NRI doctor medical negligence case: Dr Kunal Saha's long fight 24-10-2013 01:53 PM

    Kolkata: It has been a long fight for Dr Kunal Saha, who lost his wife Dr Anuradha Saha 15 years ago due to medical negligence by a Kolkata hospital. Dr Kunal Saha and wife Anuradha had come to India from America for a holiday back in 1998. 36-year-old Anuradha developed...
  • Judgement marks a beginning of a change in India's health care system: Kunal Saha 24-10-2013 12:18 PM

    In a landmark judgement in a case of medical negligence, the Supreme Court on Thursday enhanced compensation paid to NRI Dr Kunal Saha from Rs 1.73 crore to Rs 5.96 crore for the death of his wife at the age 36 in a Kolkata hospital due to maltreatment. This is...
  • SC orders damages of Rs 5.96 cr in Anuradha Saha case 24-10-2013 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgement in a case of medical negligence, the Supreme Court on Thursday enhanced compensation paid to US-based NRI Dr Kunal Saha from Rs 1.73 crore to Rs 5.96 crore for the death of his wife at the age 36 in a Kolkata hospital due to...
  • Custody of AMRI accused extended till Jan 19 05-01-2012 09:10 PM

    Kolkata: A city court on Thursday rejected bail prayers and extended the judicial custody of six directors and two officers of AMRI Hospital, where 93 people died after inhaling poisonous smoke from a fire, till January 19. Rejecting their bail prayers, Chief Judicial Magistrate of Alipore court SM Shahnawaz extended...
  • Law to decide on AMRI directors' release: Mamata 04-01-2012 03:29 AM

    Kolkata: A day after industry lobby FICCI urged the West Bengal government to release the seven AMRI Hospital directors who were arrested after a fire killed 93 people at the premises, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the law would take its own course in the case. "A business...
  • Can corporates avoid criminal liability for fire on their premises? 03-01-2012 11:22 PM

    FICCI wrote a letter to the WB Govt saying it was necessary to ensure that no victimization of people took place in the name of justice. ...
  • AMRI fire: Mamata lashes out at FICCI 03-01-2012 03:08 PM

    Kolkata: Speaking to news reporters on Tuesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashed out at FICCI saying the state did not want an industry that killed people. "A chamber has said that the directors of AMRI should be released. I want to tell them that we want industry here,...
  • Compensation paid to AMRI victims' families 02-01-2012 11:40 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Monday started paying compensation to the family members of the victims of AMRI hospital fire which left 93 people dead. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced compensation of Rs 300,000 for the family members of the victims. On Monday, family members of 29 victims...
  • Kolkata: AMRI directors' custody ends today 23-12-2011 08:20 AM

    New Delhi: The police custody of six directors of Kolkata's AMRI hospital ends on Friday. They are likely to be produced in court over the fire tragedy at the AMRI hospital that left several dead. Their custody was extended for three more days on December 20. A case of negligence...
  • AMRI directors in police custody till Dec 23 20-12-2011 07:38 PM

    Kolkata: The six directors of the AMRI hospital, where a major fire killed at least 91 people, were on Tuesday sent to police custody for further three more days by a Kolkata court. They were on December 10 sent to a police custody till December 20. A case of negligence...
  • Government to lay guidelines for hospital safety 17-12-2011 07:19 PM

    New Delhi: India's apex agency for disaster management is preparing "mandatory" guidelines to cover fire and other emergency hazards in hospitals and a core group would be formed next week to finalise the rules, an official said on Saturday. The decision has been taken after a major fire struck a...
  • AMRI fire: That Friday morning

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    It was a little before 6 am. I got a call. There was a fire at AMRI. My mother woke up next to me asking...

  • AMRI fire: After nine arrests, what next? 14-12-2011 08:49 AM

    Kolkata: Two more senior officials of the AMRI Hospital in south Kolkata were arrested on Tuesday and remanded in 10-day police custody over the fire tragedy that left 93 people dead. This has taken the total number of arrests to nine. Sanjeev Pal, the maintenance manager of AMRI Hospital, had...
  • AMRI's Dhakuria unit suspends medical treatment 14-12-2011 03:02 AM

    Kolkata: Four days after the fire that left 93 dead, AMRI Hospital on Tuesday night decided to suspend medical treatment at its entire Dhakuria unit in south Kolkata citing "lack of congenial working atmosphere", hours after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee faced angry protests from hospital employees who shouted at her...
  • Youth offered jobs for rescuing AMRI patients 14-12-2011 01:44 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the locals who had risked their lives to rescue people from the AMRI Hospital fire would be given jobs with the Green Police, a band of volunteers who assist in controlling traffic. Banerjee was speaking at the Kolkata Police...
  • WB govt stops AMRI's main wing operations also 13-12-2011 09:51 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Health Department, after health officials visited the main wing of the AMRI Hospital on Tuesday, instructed the Dhakuria wing of the hospital, where over 90 people killed in fire, to stop admitting new patients in the main wing as well. The main building was still in...
  • AMRI staff beat up journalists, two arrested 13-12-2011 07:57 PM

    Kolkata: A section of staff of AMRI hospital, where 93 people suffocated to death following a devastating fire, on Tuesday beat up journalists alleging that they were showing the hospital in bad light leading to the arrest of two of the members. "Two staff members of AMRI have been arrested...
  • What can I do if AMRI staff lose jobs: Mamata 13-12-2011 03:43 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who made a surprise visit to AMRI Hospital on Tuesday morning, was greeted with angry protests from employees of the hospital fearing loss of jobs due to cancellation of licence after the fire tragedy. Apparently taken aback by the behaviour of the staffers,...
  • Kolkata fire: two more AMRI officials arrested 13-12-2011 10:18 AM

    New Delhi: Two more officials of south Kolkata's AMRI Hospital have been arrested over Friday's fire tragedy that left 91 people dead. S Upadhay, senior vice-president and the hospital safety committee chairman and Sanjiv Pal, Administrative Officer, of the hospital were arrested on Tuesday, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Damayanti...
  • AMRI fire: Family still looking for body 13-12-2011 07:29 AM

    Kolkata: It's been 4 days since the horrific fire took place at the AMRI hospital where the death toll stands at 91 but one family is still looking for their loved one. The body continues to be untraceable and his name is also not on the dead persons list. 24-year...
  • Mamata leads candle light vigil for AMRI victims 13-12-2011 12:53 AM

    Kolkata: People cutting across religious and social barriers led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday took out a candlelight march to pay tribute to victims of the city's AMRI hospital fire tragedy which has claimed 93 lives. Banerjee along with other eminent personalities of the city and...
  • Fire safety norms reviewed in Kolkata hospitals 12-12-2011 11:27 PM

    Kolkata: A four-member probe team from fire services department on Monday visited a number of private and government hospitals to review fire-fighting arrangements there to avoid disasters like AMRI. "The Government is committed to taking stern action against those flouting fire safety norms. NOC for fire safety compliance is mandatory...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 12-12-2011 11:14 PM

    The Government decides to table the Lokpal Bill in Parliament next week even as the allies rally behind the Congress. ...
  • Mamata leads candlelight march for AMRI victims 12-12-2011 09:55 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday led a candlelight procession in Kolkata in memory of the victims of Friday's fire at the AMRI Hospital. Thousands of mourners from all walks of life, carrying candles and joss sticks, joined Banerjee in the one-and-a-half km walk from the Birla...
  • AMRI shut fire alarms to facilitate smoking 12-12-2011 09:10 PM

    Kolkata: Three days after the devastating fire at the AMRI hospital in Kolkata, which killed more than 90 people, more facts are coming to light on how the hospital staff and the authorities flouted norms brazenly, and panicked afterward. It now emerges that the smoke alarm had been deliberately switched...
  • AMRI fire: people who rescued patients felicitated 12-12-2011 12:35 PM

    Kolkata Police dedicated a column in memory of the AMRI victims at the Safari Park in Rabindra Sarobar, Kolkata. ...
  • AMRI fire: Bodies of two Kerala nurses sent home 12-12-2011 12:09 AM

    Kolkata: The bodies of two nurses of the city's Advanced Medicare & Research Institute (AMRI) hospital who died while saving the lives of the patients during a fire tragedy two days ago - which killed 93 patients and staffers - were sent to their home state Kerala on Sunday. Remya...
  • Kolkata doc conducts 83 autopsies in 13 hours 11-12-2011 09:59 PM

    Kolkata: Eighty three bodies in 13 hours 50 minutes - it was a marathon autopsy session. Fifty seven-year-old Dr Bishwanath Kahali of the SSKM hospital worked tirelessly through Friday night conducting autopsies on the victims of the AMRI fire - one of country's worst hospital fire tragedies. Even as bodies...