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Former CJI’s family to move consumer court over his death

After Chief Justice of India J S Verma's death his family had alleged medical negligence.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 4, 2014 3:12:07 am

The family members of former Chief Justice of India J S  Verma, who died on April 22 last year in a private hospital in Gurgaon, have decided to appeal to the National Consumer Court after Delhi Medical Council ruled out medical negligence as the cause of death.

After his death, Verma’s family had alleged medical negligence. His wife Pushpa Verma had written to then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, requesting him to launch a thorough probe into the death. But Delhi MCI rejected the contention of Verma’s family.

At a seminar in Rotary Sadan in Kolkata on Sunday, Verma’s daughter Subhra Verma Bhatnagar said she would appeal to National Consumer Court and demand that the Central government set up a regulatory body for doctors to whom they would be accountable.

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