NEGLIGENCE

  • The Citizen Journalist Show 4 days ago

    From stories of corruption and negligence by civic authorities, to failing education system this week's show aims at exposing malpractices that are affecting your life. ...
  • Open Live Wires: A Death Trap 4 days ago

    25 year old Gaurav Rana was electrocuted to death when he stepped on live wire lying unattended in a park. Gaurav's brother in law Rohit turned Citizen journalist to highlight the attitude of civic agencies. @akanshapradeep reported on this story. ...
  • Wrong medication claims life 5 days ago

    Fighting for justice for his 10 year old daughter who passed away due to alleged medical negligence Pramod kumar is using the Citizen Journalist platform to highlight his story. Runjhun Sharma helped Pramod file this Citizen Journalist report. ...
  • Light sentences for negligent driving 'mockery of justice': SC to lawmakers March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming light sentences being awarded in road accident cases as "mockery of justice", Supreme Court on Monday asked lawmakers to "scrutinise, re-look and re-visit" the penal laws saying the poor's life was as worth living as that of the rich. "We are compelled to observe that India has...
  • Gujarat: Goats fell unconscious after consuming liquor March 20, 2015

    Ahmedabad: In a bizarre incident, some goats in Kheralu town of Mehsana district fell unconscious after they consumed liquor that had accumulated in an open plot after police there destroyed liquor bottles seized in raids. "The goats of cattle-rearer, Ramesh Patni, fell unconscious after they consumed liquor, bottles of which were...
  • Samar Gupta: Best Citizen Journalist of 2014 December 29, 2014

    In 2014, Samar Gupta from Alwar who turned Citizen Journalist thrice to expose to expose the lackadaisical attitude of government hospitals and departments. ...
  • Is our public health care system flawed? December 5, 2014

    The patients from Amritsar had undergone a cataract surgery at the eye camp that was organised by an NGO last week. Soon after the unsuccessful operations, the victims were admitted to the ENT hospital in Gurdaspur on Wednesday. ...
  • Sixteen people lose their vision after undergoing cataract operation in an eye camp in Punjab December 5, 2014

    Gurdaspur: Barely a month after 14 women were killed due to botched up sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur in Chattisgarh, 16 people have lost their eye sight after undergoing eye operation in an eye camp in Gurdaspur. The patients from Amritsar had undergone a cataract surgery at the eye camp...
  • Sherwoood college death: Mother asks Centre to intervene, demands school principle's resignation December 1, 2014

    The mother of Shaan, the class nineth student who died at the prestegious Sherwoood college in Nanital, met Women And Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday and called for a thorough probe into her son's death. She has demanded the principal's resignation saying he refused to take her sons...
  • Ludhiana: 4 infants die in hospital, families claim deliveries carried out by class IV employees not doctors November 24, 2014

    Ludhiana: Three days after the inauguration of a mother-child wing at the Ludhiana Civil Hospital, four new-born infants died on Sunday during the "process of delivery", which the families alleged were carried out by "class IV employees in the absence of gynaecologists". Ludhiana Civil Hospital head Subash Batta said that...
  • Savita Halappanavar case: Nine hospital staff members disciplined September 11, 2014

    London: Nine members of an Irish medical team that treated Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died after being denied a potentially lifesaving abortion when she was found to be miscarrying in 2012, have been disciplined with written warnings issued to some of them. The Health Service Executive (HSE) on Thursday confirmed...
  • Delhi teen stabbing: Sharper police training need of the hour, say residents August 28, 2014

    17yearold boy stabbed by 2 assailants in Delhi's Dakshinpuri area. People from all over express their anger and grief. They blame the judiciary system and law. "The police need to be better trained to avoid such incidents in the future," say residents. ...
  • Delhi: Stabbing victim dies as police spend time recording his statement August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In an act of gross negligence, a Delhi teenager died after the police delayed taking him to the hospital. The boy had reportedly been stabbed by two assailants and instead of taking him to the hospital directly, the police wasted precious time in recording his statement. By the time the...
  • Delhi: No police action in alleged case of insensitivity by play school August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: It is almost two weeks since twoandahalfyearold Utkarsh was almost killed due to the insensitivity of his play school. Even after the matter was brought to the attention of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), police is yet to take any action in the case. Utkarsh...
  • School booked for negligence as child consumes toxic substance August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A playschool in Janakpuri has been booked for negligence after a twoyearold boy allegedly consumed some poisonous substance during school hours, police said on Saturday. The boy, identified as Utkarsh, is in a hospital and out of danger now. However, the poisonous chemical which he had consumed is...
  • 15yearold abducted girl found murdered, police officials suspended over negligence August 7, 2014

    Body of a 15yearold girl who was abducted along with her sister on July 25 was recovered from Kairana town in Shamli district, following which three police personnel have been suspended for alleged negligence. Two sisters aged 15 and 20, were allegedly abducted by 12 people from Kairana town. While the body...
  • SHO transferred for negligence of duty August 5, 2014

    The station house officer has been transferred for alleged negligence of duty in connection with a tourist bus loot incident in Charthawal area in Muzaffarnagar, police said. "The SHO, BN Parashar has been transferred to lines for negligence of duty and MP Singh has been posted in his place," SSP HN...
  • 27yearold woman dies in hospital due to medical negligence June 9, 2014

    A 27yearold 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 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...