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SHRC tells govt to pay labourer Rs 3L

Source: , Posted On:   19 March 2021

SHRC tells govt to pay labourer Rs 3L | Chennai News - Times of India

Chennai: A daily wage labourer, who had suffered a fracture in a fall but allegedly did not receive proper treatment at Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital (KMC), has been awarded Rs 3 lakh compensation by the SHRC (State Human Rights Commission). It asked the government to pay him the amount within three months.
S Rajamanickam of Perambur said that on December 22, 2018, he slipped and fell on a footpath and suffered a fracture on his left knee. He was operated on January 2, 2019, at KMC and was discharged a week later. Since he was not entirely cured, he once again went to KMC on January 29, 2019. He was then admitted as an inpatient and underwent another operation. This time too he was not fully cured, and so he went to Stanley Medical College Hospital. Doctors there allegedly told him that the earlier surgeries were not done properly. He alleged that due to medical negligence of doctors at Kilpauk Medical College Hospital, he was not fully cured and so, lost his ability to work.
Doctors at KMC submitted a report denying the allegation and said, “Though proper treatment was given to the complainant, due to general complications the complainant was not fully cured. Therefore, there has not been any violation of human rights of the complainant, and the complaint filed against the doctors should be dismissed.”
The commission said though they may reject the allegations of the complainant regarding medical negligence, still the complainant deserves to be paid Rs 3 lakh as compensation.