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Rs. 20 Crore Demanded from Family of a Victim of Medical Negligence by Doctors of Apollo Gleneagles Hospital for Posting on Facebook

Ashwani Diwan and his family were devastated when his 61-year old father was declared dead last December by doctors at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata after several months of hope for a recovery and a whopping more than Rs. 60 lakh hospital bill. There were numerous evidences of negligent and unethical treatment by the Apollo doctors. Like so many other victims of medical negligence, they also came to PBT seeking help in their quest for justice for Ashwani’s departed father. Formal complaints against several doctors including Dr. S.N. Singh (Neurosurgeon) and Dr. Tanweer Shahid (Oncologist) have already been lodged before various authorities including the medical council.

Last week, Ashwani received a letter from the office of Fox & Mandal, an influential law firm in Kolkata, demanding 20 crore rupees on behalf of Dr. Singh and Dr. Shahid allegedly for posting some comments about the wrongful death of his father on his personal Facebook page. Like all other democratic countries, citizens of India are also fully protected for freedom of speech and expression under Article 19 of Indian Constitution as held repeatedly by Supreme Court of India. Everybody has a right to express his or her opinion freely and without any fear even though his/her opinion may be contradicted by others and may eventually be proven to be wrong by a competent court of law. On the other hand, nobody has a right to threaten or retaliate claiming astronomical sum of money through gross abuse of the process of law in order to muzzle the voices of victims of alleged medical negligence as appear in this case against the hapless Diwan family. PBT strongly denounces such sinister attempts by the two Apollo doctors and has already sent a protest letter to the Fox & Mandal asking to to refrain from their effort to extract Rs. 20 crore from Diwan family (see news below).

Sanmarg (Oct. 27, 2019) Apollo Defamation 20 crore

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  • Ashwani Diwan October 29, 2019, 6:44 am

    I can’t even imagine how would we have dealt with this situation without the unconditional support of Dr. Kunal Saha Sir & PBT. Don’t have enough words to thank.

  • kalyan chatterjee October 30, 2019, 11:32 am

    MR. A.DIWAN as per an old experience as a victim family member regrading m.n. case. i know very well about fox & mondol group are very much hi,fie for all are doctors lobby in case to save them in kolkata ?. more over you should kind regular line up with PBT and personally at USA with DR.KUNAL SAHA.phone and email etc.
    i believe u will get a new era for how to make good movement for your late father at Apollo hospital. if u may contact on my mob.no-9903598344.
    wish u win for this case matter. with thanks. ckalyan

  • Parag November 2, 2019, 12:51 am

    According to me, this kind of lawsuit by these Doctor’s will only make them more infamous. I don’t think such lawsuit by Fox and Mandal will stand any chance in the court of law!

    My family is also a victim of medical negligence. I’ve started the petition “Medical Council of India, Lilavati Hospital: Cancel License, expel Corrupt Nephrologist Hemant Mehta, Prashant Rajput who killed my Mom”.

    Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now. Here’s the link:

    http://www.change.org/p/medical-council-of-india-lilavati-hospital-cancel-license-expel-corrupt-nephrologist-hemant-mehta-prashant-rajput-who-killed-my-mom

    Thanks!
    Parag

  • Parag November 2, 2019, 12:52 am

    According to me, this law suit by these corrupt Doctor’s shall only make them more infamous than achieve anything else. Good for us!

    My family is also a victim of medical negligence. I’ve started the petition “Medical Council of India, Lilavati Hospital: Cancel License, expel Corrupt Nephrologist Hemant Mehta, Prashant Rajput who killed my Mom”.

    Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now. Here’s the link:

    http://www.change.org/p/medical-council-of-india-lilavati-hospital-cancel-license-expel-corrupt-nephrologist-hemant-mehta-prashant-rajput-who-killed-my-mom

    Thanks!
    Parag

  • Parag November 2, 2019, 1:04 am

    Besides facebook, you can also put your case details via online petition on change.org. This will help expose these Doctor’s more and inform many other hapless patients to not consult such Doctor’s. I believe, the lawsuit filed by Fox and Mandal will not stand in court and only bring more disgrace to these Doctor’s. I have also created a online petition for my medical negligence case, details at below link:

    http://www.change.org/p/medical-council-of-india-lilavati-hospital-cancel-license-expel-corrupt-nephrologist-hemant-mehta-prashant-rajput-who-killed-my-mom

    • Ashwani Diwan November 7, 2019, 11:46 am

      Exactly parag ji, this step taken by such doctors is actually just exposing them even further. So sorry to know that you too have gone thru similar pain of losing a loved one. Have signed your change.org petition & hope that justice is served.

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