In the Anupama Sarkar medical negligence case against Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER),the hospital on Thursday produced the receipt of deposit of a demand draft of Rs 3,50,000 and also paid Rs 8,000 as expenses to Amit Sarkar,father of deceased,as directed by the National Commission.
PGI had earlier filed an appeal against the orders of the UT State Commission,which had directed it to pay Rs 7 lakh as compensation to Anupamas parents. The National Commission stayed the operation of the orders subject to PGI depositing Rs 3,50,000 with the commission by June 3.
Advocate Pankaj Chandgothia said,PGI on Thursday produced the receipt of deposit of a demand draft of Rs 3,50,000. The hospital has also paid Rs 8,000 as expenses to Amit Sarkar,as directed by the National Commission.
Earlier,UT State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commssion,headed by Justice (Retd) Sham Sunder had on June 7 issued show-cause notices to PGI Director and three doctors,asking them to explain why its orders passed on April 1 regarding compensation,had not been complied with.
Chandgothia had also filed an appeal on behalf of Anupamas parents for enhancement of compensation,which has also been admitted by the National Commission,and notice was issued to PGI on May 3. Chandgothia said that he would approach the National Commission for release of the amount and for early hearing of the case,to alleviate the suffering of the deceaseds parents.
The case had sought compensation to the parents of 17-year-old Anupama,the girl who was run over by a CTU bus,and died due to alleged medical negligence of PGI authorities.