Supreme Court orders Manipal Hospital to pay ₹10 lakh compensation for botched anaesthesia job by trainee doctor

Mere reliance on medical literature would not exonerate the hospital from its duty of ensuring that the Head of the Department ought to have administered the anaesthesia, the Court said.
Manipal Hospitals (For representative purposes only)
Manipal Hospitals (For representative purposes only)

The Supreme Court recently awarded ₹10 lakh compensation to the widow of a deceased whose voice turned hoarse after a trainee doctor at Bengaluru's Manipal Hospital had administered anaesthesia to him. (J Douglas Luiz v. Manipal Hospital)

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