- Commission member Mahesh Goyal said during the hearing on January 13 that despite being a beneficiary of Bhamashah, the patient was not given the benefit.
- The commission passed this order on a complaint filed by Purushottam Bhargava, who had undergone angioplasty at Kota’s new medical college.
- The commission said that since the alleged investigation in the case, an attempt has been made to evade responsibility by blaming a contractual worker.
Jaipur: Rajasthan Human Rights Commission has directed the state government to pay a compensation of Rs 1.5 lakh to the complainant in the matter of charging Rs. 90000 fee for the treatment of a person belonging to BPL (living below poverty line) category in a government hospital in Kota. Have given. The complainant was treated as a non-BPL person in a government hospital. The commission passed this order on a complaint filed by Purushottam Bhargava, who had undergone angioplasty in December 2019 at Kota’s new medical college.
‘The benefit was not given to the patient’
Commission member Mahesh Goyal said during the hearing on January 13 that despite being a beneficiary of Bhamashah, the patient was not given the benefit. He said that the allegations against the doctor and the hospital administration cannot be considered baseless. The commission has said in its decision that the victim Bhamashah card holder, senior citizen selected in BPL category, Purushottam Bhargava should be brought to the new hospital, medical college campus, Kota by his relatives for treatment.
Must be paid within 2 months
It was said in the judgment that due to the negligence and mistake of the contractual worker (Sandeep) posted at Bhamashah counter there, according to the complainant, 90,000 rupees (according to the investigation report Rs 79,730) had to be paid despite having Bhamashah and BPL cards. According to the judgment, ‘Therefore, the State Government will pay Rs. Do this within a period of two months from the date of receipt of this order.
‘Trying to escape responsibility’
Along with this, the commission said that since the alleged investigation in the case, an attempt has been made to avoid responsibility by blaming a contract worker. The commission said that, after conducting a detailed inquiry into the matter, disciplinary action should be taken against the guilty personnel for violating human rights of the complainant by fixing the responsibility of the guilty medical officer/medical worker or other responsible officer/employee. The commission said that the government would be able to recover the said amount from the accused doctor, hospital management or any other convicted medical worker after detailed investigation if convicted.
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