New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed a Ayurveda medical practitioner to pay Rs 15 lakh compensation for prescribing wrong medicine to a child causing his mental retardation.
A bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi asked the Rishikesh-based medical practitioner to pay the amount to the child's family within three months.
The bench enhanced the amount of compensation from five lakh, directed by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, to Rs 15 lakh on a plea filed by the mother of the child.
"We, accordingly, set aside that part of the order passed by the National Commission and enhance the amount of compensation to Rs 15 lakhs for payment in favour of the appellant (the child's family) with a direction to the respondents to pay the amount to the appellant within three months," the bench said....more
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