Medical Negligence

  • 27-year-old woman dies in hospital due to medical negligence June 9, 2014

    A 27-year-old woman died at a government hospital in neighbouring Shamli district allegedly due to medical negligence, police said. The victim identified as Nargis died on Sunday while she was undergoing an operation for sterilisation, they said. But, the family of the victim has alleged that she died because her intestine was...
  • Negligence during surgery: 2 doctors, nursing home to pay Rs 10 lakh May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A nursing home and its two doctors have been directed by a consumer forum to pay Rs 10 lakh as compensation to a woman for leaving a piece of sponge in her abdomen during an operation in 2012 resulting in formation of 1.5 litre pus in her body. East...
  • Video Volunteers: Medical negligence in Jharkhand and Odisha February 23, 2014

    Our partners video volunteers have shared these reports with us. Shot by their community correspondents in rural Jharkhand and Odisha, these reports expose the gross medical negligence faced by people at the hands of govt. employed medical staff. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show February 22, 2014

    This week, as elections near, CJ tackles one of the most urgent issues that should be on any aspiring politician's agenda: healthcare. ...
  • Punjab: Woman dies of heart attack while doctors attend VIP function February 6, 2014

    Hoshiarpur: A woman died of a heart attack at a hospital in Hoshiarpur in Punjab while doctors were busy attending a VIP programme in the hospital. The woman who died was the mother of a policeman. The policeman kept pleading for assistance and help within the hospital at the place...
  • MP: Woman forced to deliver at hospital reception due to doctors' strike January 31, 2014

    Bhopal: In a shocking case in Madhya Pradesh, a woman was forced to give birth to a baby in front of the reception a Bhopal district hospital due to a day long doctors strike. More than 3,000 doctors and 35,000 employees in government hospitals are on strike across the state....
  • J&K: Woman forced to deliver outside hospital in snow January 11, 2014

    In yet another shocking incident of medical negligence, a woman was forced to deliver her child in a snow filled compound of a hospital in subzero temperatures in Srinagar. The incident took place at Kukroosa village in Kupwara district near Srinagar when the hospital staff and doctors failed to arrive...
  • J&K: Woman forced to deliver outside hospital in subzero temperatures January 11, 2014

    Srinagar: In yet another shocking incident of medical negligence, a woman was forced to deliver her child in a snow filled compound of a hospital in subzero temperatures in Srinagar. The incident took place at Kukroosa village in Kupwara district near Srinagar when the hospital staff and doctors failed to arrive...
  • Kerala: Heart patient dies allegedly after wrong blood transfusion November 26, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A patient died allegedly due to wrong blood transfusion at the Thiruvananthapuram medical college in Kerala, a state that boasts of high health standards. The police have registered a case based on the complaint of the patient's relatives. Sreekumar underwent a bypass surgery at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College last...
  • 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 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 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. 36-year-old 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 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...
  • CJ Impact: Doctors held accountable for medical negligence in Karnataka October 20, 2013

    CJ Muniraju had turned CJ to report a case of medical negligence which left his wife Shyalaja in a vegetative state. His CJ report has led to the suspension of medical licenses of the doctors responsible for the surgery. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey October 17, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik under scanner in Coal scam October 17, 2013

    In a new twist to the coal blocks allocation scam the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is looking into the role of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the case. Naveen Patnaik had reportedly written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to approve coal blocks of Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar...
  • FTP: JS Verma case: Is medical negligence increasing in India? October 8, 2013

    Six months after his death, former Chief Justice of India JS Verma's family has alleged that medical negligence killed the eminent jurist. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has now stepped in asking the Health Ministry to look into the case. Justice Verma died on April 21, 2013, at a private hospital...
  • Medical negligence killed JS Verma,alleges family October 7, 2013

    Former Chief Justice of India JS Verma's family alleged that medical negligence killed the eminent jurist. Verma's son-in-law Dr Dilip Mathur said, "When he was brought to Medanta, he was not attended to by the cardiologists. We want is that this should be open and very very clear, honest transperant." ...
  • Justice JS Verma's family alleges medical negligence led to his death October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Six months after his death, former Chief Justice of India JS Verma's family has alleged that medical negligence killed the eminent jurist. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has now stepped in asking the Health Ministry to look into the case. Justice Verma's wife Pushpa Verma wrote to the PM alleging...
  • CJ Show: A childs death by medical negligence September 5, 2013

    CJ Fatima from Bangalore files this report on how she lost her three month old baby to medical negligence. She says that her baby was admitted to a hospital for urinary infection, but ended up losing him to burn injuries. ...
  • Stephen's Hospital in Delhi to pay Rs 8 lakh for patient's death August 13, 2013

    Delhi-based St. Stephen's Hospital has been directed by the apex consumer court to pay Rs 8 lakh to the widow of a private school teacher who was discharged despite being far from fit and died soon after due to medical negligence. Roshani Devi, wife of Ram Niwas and resident of Haryana's...
  • 21-year-old boy dies in govt hospital for want of timely treatment August 6, 2013

    A 21-year-old youth died at the Shakir Ali Khan Hospital in Bhopal allegedly after remaining neglected for four hours. The incident took place on Monday after Raja experienced chest pain around seven in the morning and went to the government Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital where doctors instead of keeping him under...
  • Bangalore: Woman given wrong blood at a government hospital, dies July 5, 2013

    Bangalore: In a tragic case of medical negligence, a 25-year-old woman has lost her life after allegedly being given the wrong blood by a lab technician. The incident happened at a prominent government hospital in Bangalore. Her family has lodged a police complaint of negligence and an investigation is on. Three...
  • FTP: Is exemplary punishment needed for medical negligence? July 2, 2013

    The Calcutta High Court on Monday has orders 17 Kolkata doctors including former West Bengal medical council members to stand trial for criminal conspiracy in 1998 Anuradha Saha medical negligence case. ...
  • Anuradha Saha case: Husband Kunal Saha says HC's judgement a step forward July 2, 2013

    In a landmark judgement on medical negligence, the Calcutta High Court has ordered 17 Kolkata doctors to stand trial for criminal conspiracy in the death of Anuradha Saha. "I'm still fighting. It was a step forward. The judgement will send a strong message to all the medical leaders," said her...
  • Anuradha Saha case: 17 doctors to face trial for criminal conspiracy July 1, 2013

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday has orders 17 Kolkata doctors including former West Bengal medical council members to stand trial for criminal conspiracy in 1998 Anuradha Saha medical negligence case. Among those who will face trial is West Bengal medical council former president Dr Ashok Chowdhury. One of the...
  • Mauritius seeks India's help for screening medical students June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Concerned over rising number of medical negligence cases in their hospitals, Mauritius has sought India's help to conduct screening test for its students who acquire their medical degrees abroad. The Mauritius Health Minister recently held a meeting with his Indian counterpart Ghulam Nabi Azad to know the procedure adopted...
  • Medical negligence: New Karnataka Health Minister offers all help to Shailaja June 11, 2013

    New Karnataka Health Minister UT Khader, taking note of the Citizen Journalist story that highlighted Shailaja's plight, has promised action and offered to bear her medical expenses. ...
  • Indian-origin surgeon faces re-trial in Australia May 7, 2013

    Sydney: Prosecutors have filed in an Australian court for a fresh trial of a former Indian origin surgeon in a hospital in that country for causing grievous bodily harm to a patient. Prosecutors in the Australian state of Queensland filed for the trial of Jayant Patel before the chief judge of...
  • Citizen Journalist Show: Mother exposes hospital's brutality April 20, 2013

    When a two-month-old baby dies of burn injuries after his body is lowered into boiling water by negligent nurses, a mother turns Citizen Journalist to expose the hospital's brutality. ...