Chennai hospital ordered to pay Rs 20 lakh to boy who received HIV-infected blood

  • | Sunday | 21st July, 2019

By PTICHENNAI: A city civil court has directed the dean of the Institute of Child Health and Hospital here to pay Rs 20 lakh as compensation to a boy for transfusion of HIV-infected blood after a surgery. The hospital, citing the rule of Drugs and Cosmetics 1940, contended that the records concerned would be kept only for five years and then destroyed. The judge said the doctors of the government hospital, who treated the boy were liable for medical negligence. As a torturous liability, the dean of the hospital who is the employer of the doctors and employees are liable to pay the compensation," the judge said. After several medical tests, the doctors there said the child was affected with HIV.

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