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AIIMS Asked to Pay Compensation for Negligence

by Medindia Content Team on August 26, 2006 at 3:43 PM
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AIIMS Asked to Pay Compensation for Negligence

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was Friday asked by a city court to pay Rs.200,000 as compensation for the untimely demise of a woman suffering from heart disease.

The Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission held the country's most prestigious medical hospital responsible for gross negligence.

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The court asked AIIMS to pay the amount within a month.

Family members of Asha Mathur had alleged she was brought to AIIMS for undergoing an angiography test to determine the percentage of blockages in her arteries and veins.
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They said after the test results, Asha was advised to undergo angioplasty, a procedure used to dilate narrowed blood vessels by inserting a balloon-tipped catheter.

Asha died soon after the operation began and her death was solely due to negligence on the part of the institute, they alleged.

(Source: IANS)
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