Hospital has every right to insist on fee payment, but there is also a prime duty to care for emergency patients: National Consumer Forum

".... recovery of fee can wait - but not death nor the treatment for trying to save life", emphasised the forum while awarding compensation to a man who died due to delay in treatment at CMC, Vellore.
Hospital has every right to insist on fee payment, but there is also a prime duty to care for emergency patients: National Consumer Forum
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The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) recently awarded the wife of a patient who died in the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore compensation for medical negligence.

Complications had arisen after the doctors administered a blood thinner on the patient. The patient's demise followed internal bleeding and a stroke. The patient had died after the hospital delayed treatment and the conduct of CT scan citing Rs 1,850 in unpaid dues.

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