Weeks later,2-year-old who lost leg in road accident awaits compensation

More than a fortnight after two-year-old Samrudhhi Ghogare lost her left leg in a road accident involving a PMPML bus,the family is yet to receive compensation or more help in the form of medical expenses.

Written by Express News Service | Published: May 17, 2013 12:53 am

More than a fortnight after two-year-old Samrudhhi Ghogare lost her left leg in a road accident involving a PMPML bus,the family is yet to receive compensation or more help in the form of medical expenses.

When the girl was first admitted to a hospital,doctors decided to amputate her leg as it was completely damaged. The transport utility paid Rs 10,000 to the hospital and said it would pay the remaining treatment amount later.

Deepak Pardeshi,public relations officer,PMPML,said,“For more medical compensation,the family will have to file application before the motor accident tribunal court. Once the court decides the compensation,PMPML will pay the amount.”

Meanwhile,driver Vikas Prakash Kawade has been suspended. He was produced in a court earlier and was released on bail. “The driver said he lost control of the bus. Internal investigation is on and the action will be taken as per the findings,” said S R Kusalkar,accident chief at PMPML.

According to a statement issued here,RTI activist Anoop Awasthi has issued a notice to PMPML seeking release of funds for the girl.

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