Ahmedabad Consumer Court Orders 5 lakhs Penalty On MP Shah Cancer Hospital

| Updated: May 7, 2022 5:32 pm

Ahmedabad Consumer Court has ordered MP Shah Cancer Hospital to pay compensation of Rs 5 lakh along with 8% interest to the next of kin of the deceased Pushpabahen. She died due to the negligence of the hospital management 15 years ago, and since then her family was fighting for justice.

In 2006, 45-year-old Pushpaben from Nimaj in Madhya Pradesh was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was admitted for chemotherapy at the MP Cancer Hospital in Ahmedabad. Due to the negligence of the hospital, she was transfused with B-positive blood instead of her B-negative blood. Her condition worsened as the hospital transfused the wrong blood. Later in 25 days, multiple complications were developed, leading to her death.

Pushpabahen’s relatives filed a complaint in the consumer court against the negligence of the hospital management. The hospital argued in the Court that there was no evidence that Pushpaben died due to a transfusion of a different blood group. But the report produced in the court from another hospital about the reason for Pushpabahen’s death clearly states that she died due to a transfusion of a different blood type.

The Court finally ruled in favour of the family of the deceased.

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