Hospital directed to pay Rs 2.05 lakh

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Chennai: The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Chennai (North) has directed a private hospital to pay compensation of  Rs 2.05 lakh to a woman for issuing her husband’s medical records 10 months after his death following treatment in the hospital. In the petition, R. Mahalakshmi of Indira Nagar, Chrompet submitted that her husband V. Ravichandran and his brother met with an accident on July 4, 2010, near Vellappan Chavadi. Immediately, he was rushed to Vee Care Hospital, Thirumangalam, Anna Nagar. Ravichandran had swelling on his right knee and was unable to walk. He had no external injuries, no bleeding or any grievous injuries and he was very much conscious.

However, the hospital informed that immediate surgery was necessary. The surgeons performed operation and fixed a plate on his right leg. He was under the post-operative care in the hospital. Suddenly doctors informed that July 8, 2010 at that he must be shifted to ICU for further treatment and an hour later they declared that he was dead.

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