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Hospital to Pay $4700 for Leaving a Needle in Body

 

ShreeJeewan HospitalA city-based private hospital has been asked by a consumer forum in the national capital to pay Rs 3.1 lakh as compensation to a woman after one of its doctors left a needle in her body after delivering her baby.

Doctors from Mangeshkar Hospital held for negligence

Observing that the needle left inside the complainant not only caused her pain but also contributed to her excess bleeding, the Central District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum said had the concerned doctors of Shree Jeewan Hospital been more vigilant, then the trauma caused to her could have been avoided.

“The needle which was left in the body caused pain, mental agony and contributed in excess bleeding. If the doctors concerned of the hospital would have been more vigilant then trauma of the complainant could have been avoided.

Read the full story here…

Our Opinion

What kind of laws of Delhi Medical Council makes it okay to have a clean chit over a medical error that could have possibly resulted in the loss of the patient. The doctors’ response to the needle they left in the body was “slipped while swelling” which is not a good reason for their clean chits. The compensation for all the excessive bleeding, pain and mental agony is only 3 .1 lakhs ($4700). What if she to have complications later in her life due to this leftover needle or if she is incapable of having another baby.

Few Important Points

  • Compensation for leaving the needle in her body is only $4700.
  • Doctors are given clean chit for their negligence by Delhi Medical Council.

 

Top 10 Countries with the BEST HOSPITALS

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According to latest report here is ranking list of top ten countries with top level hospitals in the world .(prepared by WHO) according to expenses, medical facilities, health care system and some of other important factors.

HospitalStandards.org Gets Support From Celebrities

 

Varun Tandon recently met with few Indian-American/Canadian celebrities and had a chat about HospitalStandards.org.  They were all very Empathetic and supportive of HospitalStandards.org’s goals.

Here are a few who pledged support to HospitalStandards and the petition here: Tell Fortis healthcare install Allergy Alert system in their Hospital Pharmacies.

 

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Raghav is a well-known Canadian Indian Actor, Executive Producer and Singer-Songwriter  who sang the latest popular song “Ishq Shava” from the box office hit movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan.  This year, he launched his newest album Fire which has already been nominated for Canadian Radio Music Awards for the Best Single of the Year, HOT AC, and CHR Award.

In the past, he has been listed as one of the top ten artists in UK and Canada from his popular first album Storyteller. In 2005, he won the Best Artist, Best Single, Best Newcomer and the Best Chart Act awards from the singles of his first album.

Check out his latest songs at Raghav.com.

 

 

Cas AnvarCas Anvar is a well-respected versatile and exciting Canadian actor, born and raised in Canada.  He is acting in the movie “Diana” which is to be released on September 2013 in UK. The movie is about the princess Diana and her secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.

He has been a part of over 50 major roles in both film and television. He can be identified from popular movies such as Source Code, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Terminal, Argo, etc. He has also been part of several well-known video games like Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Halo 4, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, and so many more.

To know more about him visit CasAnvar.com.

 

 

NakulNakul Dev Mahajan is best-known as an American Bollywood dancer and choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance. He is the founder and artistic director of the first Bollywood Dance Troupe in southern California under his dance company, NDM Bollywood Dance Productions.

Nakul has been dancing for the past 18 years since the age of 8. He graduated from University of California, Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He has been inspired by the Bollywood icon, Amitabh Bachchan and American Idol judge, Paula Abdul. Due to his popularity in America is known as the “Hollywood’s Favorite Bollywood Choreographer”.

If you’re passionate and interested in learning the art of Bollywood dancing, join his classes at NDM Dance.

 

Ravi Kapoor

Ravi Kapoor is an English actor with an Indian heritage who has worked for ten years in England and moved to LA after and married his wife, Meera Simhan. He and his wife, Meera Simhan,  have scripted and will star in a new movie called “Miss India America. The Movie”  which is based on a comedy where election and legally blonde meets the world of Indian-American beauty pageants. Make their script come on screen by supporting them on Kickstarter.

He is best known for his roles in the show “Crossing Jordan ” which he has also  directed a number of award winning shorts. He has been a part of many popular TV shows such as Gideon Crossing, 24, Heroes, Grey’s Anatomy, The Mentalist, Numb3rs, etc.

For more info visit his IMDB page.

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    Woman Dies of Alleged Anaesthesia Overdose – Medical Negligence

Woman Dies of Alleged Anaesthesia Overdose – Medical Negligence

2012-11-03

diagram healtcareBANGALORE: A 37-year-old homemaker died after she was allegedly administered an overdose of anaesthesia at a private hospital here on Friday afternoon.

Vyshali Jain, wife of textile merchant Bharat L Jain and resident of Akkipet, was admitted to Ganesh Nursing Home, which also goes by the name Diagram Health Care, at Mehkri Circle on Friday morning.

Deepak B, a family member, said Vyshali was admitted to the hospital for removal of a tumour in the uterus. “Dr Devaraj of the nursing home took her into the operation theatre at around 3.30pm. She was administered anaesthesia,” he told TOI.

Within minutes, the OT staff came out and asked the family members if Vyshali had epilepsy. When the relatives replied in the negative, the staff told them she had started shivering. More on Times Of India

Our Opinion

No hospital is willing to take the responsibility of this 37-year-old after overdosing her. Fortis denies that they are responsible for her loss because according to them Vyshali was dead even before she was brought in to the hospital. It doesn’t make sense why a hospital would take in a patient who is already dead. A doctor from Fortis calls this a medico-legal case. It is evident that they are just trying put the blame on each other. Dr. Devarah, the first doctor, ignores calls saying that he is busy with patients. OT staff is not supposed to come out and ask the patient’s members whether she had epilepsy or not, it should be written down on patients health history even before anything. This would not be the first time Fortis is trying to hide something, Fortis has been hiding doctor’s mistake many other times. Read the story of Varun Tandon’s mom here.

Few Important Points:

  • Medical negligence causes the life of a 37-year old by overdosing her with anaesthesia.
  • No hospital is willing to take the blame of her death.
  • Another news where Fortis Healthcare could be hiding their fault for their reputation.

A Life is worth less than $15000 at a Hospital in India

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Delhi-based St. Stephen’s Hospital has been directed by the apex consumer court to pay Rs 8 lakh to the widow of a private school teacher who was discharged despite being far from fit and died soon after due to medical negligence.

Roshani Devi, wife of Ram Niwas and resident of Haryana’s Rohtak district, pleaded before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission that doctors at St. Stephen’s Hospital in north Delhi were negligent in discharging her husband, leading to his death within 13 days in 1996. Read more on IBNLive

Our Opinion:

First of all, the hospital covered up the gross negligence committed by the doctor for its reputation. Making an error is mistake but not treating the patient properly is even a bigger mistake. Even if there is doubt of abscess, good doctors do tests and failure to do is definitely an error in our terms. Secondly, is 8 lakhs enough for Roshani and their children in this expensive market of India? Is the life of human only worth 8 lakhs in India? There are so many cases in India that are going through the same exact situation. At least, Roshani was brave enough to make a case on gross negligence but what about others who do not even have the strength to fight against due to the low income. Lastly, the national commission took 17 years to enhance this compensation. Did they not think about compensating for Roshani and their children’s emotional agony?

Compensation Calculation In India

Compensation in India is based on the victim and how much he would’ve made in his lifetime based on his income. As compared to US, where the compensation is based on the victim’s family and their emotional distress. This means that no lawyer would want to fight for the victims as they would get low amount in commission as compared to the lawyers in US who are eager to help the victims. Ram Niwas was only 32 year old, how can government decide to only give 8 lakhs as his lifetime income.

Few Important Points From this Article:

  • Life is worth only 8 lakhs in Indian Hospitals.
  • Gross Negligence of the doctor caused the life of Ram Niwas.
  • Compensation in India is unfairly based on the expected lifetime earnings.

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    Visit us at our Booth – India’s Independence Day Fair – August 17th 2013

Visit us at our Booth – India’s Independence Day Fair – August 17th 2013

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HospitalStandards.org will be India Independence Day Fair 2013.

WHEN: Saturday August 17th – 5:30 pm to 11 pm

WHERE: Excelsior High School

 

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    British girl, 8, killed in Indian clinic in attempt to take her organs, parents say

British girl, 8, killed in Indian clinic in attempt to take her organs, parents say

Parents of an eight-year-old girl want an investigation after she died in a clinic in India and had her organs removed without them knowing. ITV’s Mark Gough reports.

By Alastair Jamieson, Staff writer, NBC News

A girl who died while vacationing in India was missing her internal organs when her body was returned to Britain, according to her parents who fear she may have been the victim of the illegal trade in human body parts.

But the hospital in India where her body was taken reportedly denied the girl’s organs were harvested for sale, insisting they were removed for additional investigation as to the cause of death.

Gurkiren Kaur, 8, died moments after a doctor treating her for dehydration in India’s Punjab region gave her an injection two weeks ago, according to her family.