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Mamata Banerjee’s Government Has No Answer To The Question Of Patients’ Protection At AMRI Hospital Which Is “Broke”

Following submission of a new application in Supreme Court last week by Kolkata-base Advance Medicare Research Institute (AMRI) Hospital in which AMRI has claimed that they are financially broke and cannot pay the complete compensation (of Rs. 11.5 crore with interest) at this time which awarded for causing death of Anuradha Saha, wife of PBT president Dr. Kunal Saha, who died from gross medical negligence during a social visit to India in 2998.  Despite having a financially insolvent condition, West Bengal Government, which also holds share of AMRI Hospital, has granted AMRI groups to run several hospitals in the city and recently permitted AMRI’s Dhakuria branch to re-open where at least 90 innocent patients were burnt to death in one of the worst hospital tragedy in history.  According to reports appeared in The Statesman today, Bengal’s top health officials, ministers and leaders of Trinomool party have simply refused to provide any answer when asked who would take responsibility if other patients fell victims of “medical negligence” at AMRI Hospitals.  Chandrima Bhattacharya, state Health Minister and a close associate of  Ms. Mamata Banerjee, has unashamedly said that since this is “election time”, she would not answer any questions involving controversial topic (see the full report below).

Statesman (Apr 20, 2014)

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  • agrwl April 20, 2014, 5:01 pm

    NEED FOR COMMON LICENTIATE EXAM
    SIR, ONE OF THE MAJOR CA– USE OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE IN INDIA IS BECA– USE, SCORES OF PVT MEDICAL COLLEGES WERE RECOGNIZED BY KETAN DESAI ON THE BASIS OF CORRUPTION. THEIR FACILITIES AND FACULTY EXIST ONLY ON PAPER. THEY OPENLY ADVERTISE IN NEWS PAPERS ON DAILY BASIS, THEIR RATES FOR ADMISSION AND FOR PASSING THEM FROM THEIR OWN PVT UNIVERSITIES. NOWHERE QUALITY OF STUDENT ADMITTED OR QUALITY OF DOCTOR PRODUCED IS CHECKED BY GOVT. THESE DUBIOUS DOCTORS CA– USE MAJOR MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE. IT IS HIGH TIME GOVT ADMINISTER LICENTIATE EXAM TO KNOW IF THEY HAVE BASIC MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE BEFORE ALLOWING THEM TO PLAY WITH OUR LIFE. OR DOES GOVT CONSIDER CITIZENS AS GUNIA PIGS ?

  • Maj Pankaj Rai (Retd) April 24, 2014, 6:39 am

    The response of AMRI is shocking. Since, the State Government has a stake in AMRI, it is not understood why AMRI cannot pay the compensation. I guess it is one of those ways to abuse the process of law.

  • Rohit Goyal April 27, 2014, 5:52 pm

    Well if AMRI cannot pay the compensation in that case Supreme court should send AMRI Chairman to jail with immediate effect until they pays the full compensation. (Same like SAHARA cheif was in jail.) Our court should be strict enough to deal with these Hospital Mafias.