Month: May 2019

PBT Celebrates “Patients’ Day”, Demands Cleansing Of Medical Councils To Ensure Medical Justice

PBT celebrated “Patients’ Day” (Rogi Divas) on Tuesday (May 28) with an open public forum in Kolkata where victims of medical negligence came from distant places to tell their personal unfortunate stories of death and injuries from negligent treatment by doctors and their long struggle to find justice due to the inherent flaws with long …

Celebrate “Patients’ Day” (Rogi Divas) On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 To Establish Rights Of Patients Across India: Join PBT’s Forum In Kolkata

Like previous years, People and victims of “medical negligence” all over India will observe “Patients’ Day” (Rogi Divas) on Tuesday (May 28) in demand of medical justice for all and to establish fundamental rights for every patient. “Patients’ Day” has been observed every year to commemorate death of Anuradha Saha on this day in 1998 …

Are Law-breakers Becoming Law-makers? PBT Lodges Complaint With Election Commission Against Major Political Parties Fielding Candidates With Criminal Background In Violation Of Supreme Court’s Direction

According to Bloomberg news, at least 20% of candidates from all political parties running in this year’s election in India are either convicted or facing serious criminal charges including murder, rape and extortion. In a recent landmark judgment, a 5-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court of India has passed categorical direction that for any …

Not Providing Medical Records Within 3 days Is “Deficiency In Service”: Maharashtra Consumer Court Declares, Awards Rs. 19 Lakh Compensation Against Two Mumbai Hospitals/Doctors For Death Following Surgery For “Cervical Spondylitis”

Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (MCDRC) has held Maruti Nursing Home, Platinum Hospital in Mulund, Mumbai and 4 doctors including Dr. Mihirgiril Goswami, Dr. Asafaque Dolare (Physician) and Dr. Satyen Mehta (Spine Surgeon) guilty for ethical violation and medical negligence causing death of 48-year old Mrs. Kamini Barkur following a botched surgery that eventually …

Lawyers Heckle and Prevent PBT’s Representative To Attend PIL Against “Lawyers’ Strike” In Calcutta High Court

Last week, Calcutta High Court division bench of Chief Justice and Justice Arijit Banerjee tagged PBT’s public interest litigation (PIL) against lawyers’ strike with a pending case initiated by advocate groups against alleged police atrocity in a court in Howrah and fixed both cases for hearing on Wednesday (May 8). The entire court system in …

Courts Across West Bengal Crippled Under Indefinite Cease-Work By Advocates To Protest Police Atrocity: High Court Takes PBT’s PIL Against “Lawyers’ Strike”, Tags With Lawyers’ Case And Fixed For Joint Hearing On May 8, 2019

The entire justice delivery system in High Court and lower courts across West Bengal remains virtually closed bringing the hapless justice-seekers endless miseries as advocates continue an indefinite “cease-work” in protest of alleged attack by police in a court in Howrah more than two weeks ago. Many ongoing cases filed PBT including several public interest …