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May 28 is “Patients’ Day” (Rogi Divas): Raise Your Voice against Medical Negligence and Healthcare Corruption

Today (May 28, 2022), 24th death anniversary of late Anuradha Saha, wife of PBT founder Dr. Kunal Saha, is observed as “Patients’ Day” (Rogi Divas) to commemorate the loss of Anuradha and countless other defenseless patients who have been dying solely due to gross medical negligence and reckless treatment by hitherto “untouchable” doctors and highly influential hospitals as well as other medical lobbies in India including the IMA. The Consumer Forums, either under the old CPA 1986 or new CPA 2019 Act has been an abysmal failure to bring speedy justice for the victims of medical negligence. Although the CPA provisions say that a complaint should be decided within a period of 3-5 month, cases of alleged medical negligence are kept pending before the District, State or National Consumer Forums for years and even decades making a total mockery of the Consumer Protection Act. PBT is dedicated to continue fighting for medical justice for all victims and to bring an end to the rampant healthcare corruption across India as we vouch again today, on the Patients’ Day (Rogi Divas).

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