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Source: , Posted On:   01 December 2023


The High Court was considering a petition in which the relatives of a deceased medical patient claimed that there had been an unnecessary delay in completing the investigation into a medical negligence case.

The petitioners were the relatives of one KV Sunny, who passed away after undergoing a medical procedure at the KIMS Hospital, Trivandrum. They alleged that the hospital charged them ₹ 9,000 for an upper GI Endoscopy with biopsy and undisclosed polypectomy, leading to severe abdominal pain.

Despite seeking medical attention, the deceased was allegedly sent home, and later, he succumbed to complications and passed away.

The petitioners claimed that even though they filed a complaint alleging medical negligence by the hospital in the matter, there has been no progress in the case even after three years. The petitioners alleged that this was because of the influence held by the accused hospital.

The petitioners, therefore, called for a transfer of the investigation into the medical negligence complaint from the Medical College Police Station to the Crime Branch.