Relief paid to Delhi woman who was denied treatment

Relief paid to Delhi woman who was denied treatment

A woman, who was denied treatment in a Delhi hospital in 2009, has been paid monetary relief by the city government following a recommendation of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

"The commission recommended Rs.10,000 as monetary relief to the victim. The Delhi government has paid the amount to her and submitted a proof of payment to the commission," said a statement from the NHRC Friday.

The woman had alleged that a doctor on duty refused to admit her in the emergency ward of the Deen Dayal Uphadyay Hospital despite a recommendation by the medical superintendent of the hospital.

She had to incur an expenditure of more than Rs.3,000 for her treatment in a private hospital.

The commission, on the basis of facts and circumstances of the incident, had observed that the patient was deprived of treatment by the doctor on duty at the hospital, violating her human rights for which the government of Delhi was responsible.