AMRI Hospital

  • FTP: Will Anuradha Saha medical negligence case become a turning point in healthcare? October 24, 2013

    In a landmark judgement in a case of medical negligence, the Supreme Court on Thursday enhanced compensation paid to USbased 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 October 24, 2013

    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. 36yearold Anuradha developed...
  • Judgement marks a beginning of a change in India's health care system: Kunal Saha October 24, 2013

    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 October 24, 2013

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgement in a case of medical negligence, the Supreme Court on Thursday enhanced compensation paid to USbased 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...
  • Kolkata AMRI fire tragedy: 13 months on, no justice yet January 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Thirteen months after the deadly AMRI hospital fire tragedy in Kolkata that killed more than 90 people, the trial of the case has still not begun. Victims' families are demanding the case be fasttracked and have also written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for justice. Daughter of AMRI fire victim...
  • Kolkata: AMRI director gets anticipatory bail May 18, 2012

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to Preeti Surekha, a director of AMRI Hospital, where more than 90 patients died of suffocation in a fire mishap last year. A division bench headed by Justice Ashim Roy granted the bail prayer of Surekha, who was one of the...
  • AMRI authorities plan to reopen firehit hospital April 21, 2012

    Kolkata: The AMRI Hospital authorities are planning to reopen a portion of their complex in Dhakuria, sealed off by Kolkata Police after a major fire choked 94 people to death in a hospital building in December 2011. "Yes, we are planning to open the unaffected portions of the complex shortly," said...
  • AMRI hospital fire: Two senior officials get bail April 10, 2012

    Kolkata: A city court on Tuesday granted bail to two senior officials of AMRI hospital, where over 90 people died in a devastating fire in December 2011. District sessions judge of Alipore Sudeb Mitra granted bail to Sanjib Pal and D N Agarwal. A devastating fire broke out in the basement...
  • Two AMRI directors get bail after 111 days in custody March 28, 2012

    Kolkata: After spending 111 days in custody, two directors of the fireravaged AMRI Hospital were on Wednesday granted bail by the Calcutta High Court, which observed that daytoday affairs of the hospital were not run by them. A division bench comprising justices Ashim Kumar Roy and Asim Kumar Ray granted the...
  • WB: Charge sheet in AMRI fire submitted March 1, 2012

    Kolkata: The Kolkata Police on Thursday submitted charge sheet against all 16 accused in the AMRI fire in which 90 people died of suffocation on December 9 last year. The detective department investigating the case submitted a nearly 1200page charge sheet within 83 days before the acting chief judicial magistrate of...
  • AMRI director gets bail, pleas of 4 others rejected February 17, 2012

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Friday granted bail to AMRI director RS Agarwal but rejected similar pleas of four other board members of the private hospital, where over 90 people suffocated to death in the December 9 fire tragedy. A division bench, comprising Justice Asim Roy and Justice Tarun Gupta,...
  • Kolkata: AMRI Hospital MD granted interim bail February 2, 2012

    Kolkata: A city court on Thursday granted interim bail to renowned Dr Mani Chettri, arrested in connection with the fire at AMRI hospital that claimed 93 lives. Chettri, the managing director in whose name the hospital had the licence, was arrested on January 27 along with another renowned doctor Pranab...
  • WB: Two AMRI directors to be produced in court February 2, 2012

    Kolkata: Two AMRI board members Mani Chhetri and Pranab Dasgupta will be produced in court on Thursday over the AMRI fire tragedy. Dr Mani Chhetri, the MD of the company and Dr Pranab Dasgupta, a member of the AMRI Board, were arrested last week. Prosecutors are hoping to get vital...
  • WB: 2 more AMRI directors held in hospital fire case January 27, 2012

    Kolkata: Two more AMRI directors were held in hospital fire case on Friday. Kolkata police arrested Dr Moni Chhetri, the MD of the company and Dr Pranab Dasgupta, a member of the AMRI Board. Nine directors and four senior officials have been arrested so far in the case. The fire at the...
  • Custody of AMRI accused extended till Jan 19 January 5, 2012

    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 the...
  • Law to decide on AMRI directors' release: Mamata January 4, 2012

    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 house...
  • Can corporates avoid criminal liability for fire on their premises? January 3, 2012

    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 January 3, 2012

    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, but...
  • Compensation paid to AMRI victims' families January 2, 2012

    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 were...
  • Kolkata: AMRI directors' custody ends today December 23, 2011

    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 among...
  • AMRI directors in police custody till Dec 23 December 20, 2011

    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 among others...
  • Government to lay guidelines for hospital safety December 17, 2011

    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 super...
  • AMRI fire: After nine arrests, what next? December 14, 2011

    Kolkata: Two more senior officials of the AMRI Hospital in south Kolkata were arrested on Tuesday and remanded in 10day 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 December 14, 2011

    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 December 14, 2011

    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 investiture...
  • WB govt stops AMRI's main wing operations also December 13, 2011

    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 operation...
  • AMRI staff beat up journalists, two arrested December 13, 2011

    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 on...
  • What can I do if AMRI staff lose jobs: Mamata December 13, 2011

    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, the...
  • Kolkata fire: two more AMRI officials arrested December 13, 2011

    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 vicepresident 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 December 13, 2011

    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. 24year...