24 Years After the Death of a Padma Shri Award Winner, Lucknow Hospital to Pay Rs 39 Lakh in Compensation

The Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) has been fined Rs 39 lakh by the Uttar Pradesh State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission for “negligence and faulty treatment” nearly 24 years after the death of eminent artist and Padma Shri recipient Prof Ranbir Singh Bisht allegedly caused by medical negligence.

According to the order, Professor Bisht has suffered from angina since 1986 and was admitted to SGPGI on 2 September 1998. Despite treatment, he died on September 25, 1998.

Prof. Bisht’s daughter, Pushpita Bisht, then filed a complaint with the apex consumer regulator, stating that the doctors’ negligence caused her father’s death. Also Read – Be Cheerful in Lucknow: How to Spend Twenty-four Hours in the City of Nawabs

She further claimed that the patient’s medication and treatment were not administered appropriately, and that the pacemaker was removed without family authorization.

In addition, the death certificate prepared by Dr. P.K. Goel incorrectly stated the patient’s age.

The court of Rajendra Singh (presiding president), Sushil Kumar, and Vijay Saxena (member) judged the reasons unacceptable, despite the fact that the SGPGIMS presented an explanation and argued that carelessness did not cause the patient’s death.

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