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PBT Files SLP In Supreme Court Challenging Calcutta HC Order Of Rs. 10 Lakh Advance-deposit Before Hearing PIL

PBT has filed a special leave petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court against the Calcutta High Court interim order passed two weeks ago. The Calcutta High Court directed that PBT must put an advance deposit of Rs. 10 lakh before the court may hear a public interest litigation (PIL) in which PBT had sought court’s permission to conduct postmortem of a 6-month old baby-girl, Kushi Ghosh, who died due to alleged medical negligence at HLG Hospital, a private medical center in Asansol. The hapless parents of the unfortunate child, who are from a very poor socio-economic background, came to PBT seeking help in search of justice for their departed daughter. PBT moved the PIL, with supporting opinion from forensic medical expert, to allow exhumation of the body of the deceased baby-girl and perform a postmortem to correctly identify the exact cause of death of the child. But Calcutta HC passed this unprecedented interim order asking PBT to put down a huge deposit even before the court may hear the PIL on its merit. The SLP will soon be decided by the Apex Court.

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  • Ganesh Mandal June 27, 2018, 10:50 am

    Thanks to PBT for filing a SLP in the Supreme Court against Calcutta High Court interim order. Apex Court will take proper decision in favor of Medically negligence patients as I think. Again thanks to PBT and Dr. Saha.
    for their good work towards helpless patients.

  • Sankari Majumdar June 27, 2018, 12:03 pm

    Thanks to PBT for giving support to such a helpless parent from poor socioeconomic background.

  • somenath chakraborty June 28, 2018, 2:17 am

    So many thank’s to PBT for doing a noble job, to help the hapless victim to find justice, thanks Dr Saha also for his great contribution in society, we have lots of good faith on Apex Court, again Dr Saha proved that he can go to end to help the victim and our best wishes with PBT.

  • R N Srivastava June 28, 2018, 7:56 am

    It is not clear as to why Hon’ble Calcutta High Court has asked for the advance deposit of Rs.10 Lakhs hence not possible to comment.
    Shall look forward to the decision of the SLP.

  • Dr. S. K. Thakur July 1, 2018, 11:06 pm

    I appreciate your efforts and the pain you are taking for the victims of medical negligence in India. I wonder how many cases you ll file and pursue in your life time . Do you see any end of this corrupt system ? You got clause 8.7 & 8.8 incorporated in the code of medical ethics by the order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court . The CIC ordered the MCI to upload the minutes of ethics committee regularly on the website of the MCI in your case. Do you think is it being followed by the regulators ? Unless and until some of the corrupt regulators sitting in the State & the MCI, present or past get exemplary punishment from the Honourable courts of this country, nothing ll change. Just winning few cases of medical negligence is not going to change the existing scenario.