Doctor, hospital slapped fine

The district consumer grievances redressal forum has slapped a fine on a doctor of Mandya Institute for Medical Sciences (MIMS) for misguiding a patient and refering him to a private hospital in Mysore and asked the hospital to repay the fees along with compensation and court expenses. 

The court has also asked the sirastedar to file criminal cases against Dr Chandrasekhar, M S Atmananda Guruprasad and Jaydeep Rangappa in the first class court for giving false evidence in favour of the private hospital.

Sudarshan of Hulivana had complained against the doctor and the hospital with the forum. 

His father Boraiah had been diagnosed of hernia when he was admitted due to stomach pain on October 30, 2011. Dr Ravikumar and the district surgeon were treating the patient. 

‘Facilities unavailable’

They said that facilities were not available in MIMS and refered the patient to Kaveri Hospital in Mysore. 

At Kaveri Hospital the patient was made to pay Rs 64,059 although he was covered under Yashaswini insurance scheme.

He was told that the amount would be repaid once the hospital gets the money from the insurance scheme. 

Sudarshan had claimed damages worth Rs 2 lakh for not extending benefit of Yashaswini and the mental stress.

The forum has directed Dr Ravikumar and the district surgeon to pay Rs 5,000 towards the expenses for treatment. 

The hospital has been asked to repay the fees collected from the patient along with a compensation of Rs 5,000 and Rs 2,000 towards court expenses.

Corporation held guilty

Holding Devaraja Urs Backward Communities Development Corporation guilty of dereliction of duty, the district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed it to pay a compensation of Rs 5,000 to the complainant Ramesh of Mandya city.

Ramesh had complained that the corporation had failed to issue him the loan clearance certificate and also wrongly served a notice on him stating that he owes the corporation Rs 14,552.  Ramesh has explained that he had availed a loan of Rs 65,000 to buy an autorickshaw, but he had repaid the whole amount and had closed the account. 

But, he was surprised when he was falsely served with a notice about the dues.The forum has directed the corporation to pay the compensation within two months, failing which it has to pay an additional fine of Rs 300 per day for the delay for each day.

Compensation

Considering that non-provision of information within the stipulated time under the Right to Information Act as denial of service, the district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed Nagamangala town municipal council to pay a compensation of Rs 5,000 for the agony Anand of Mysore had to undergo along with Rs 1,000 towards court expenses.

Anand had complained that he had applied for some information from the TMC on August 5, 2011 and he did not get.

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