Seeking information for alleged negligence of doctors
The Applicant sought sought information related to medical treatment given by the hospital to his deceased child, who, according to him, died due to the negligence of one of the doctors who allegedly had given some wrong injections to his child. The PIO provided the photocopies of required documents after collecting it from the concerned Sections.
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The Appellant specifically asked for information regarding the test report in respect of the medicine injected, which the Appellant believes to be the cause of death of his child. The Respondents stated that they have not yet received the report from the Drug Controller. Considering the seriousness of the matter and in the interest of justice,the Commission directed that the Drug Controller shall submit his report to the PIO within 15 days of receipt of this order who shall then immediately forward the same (after attestation) to the Appellant. Regarding the Blood Test Report of his deceased child after the alleged reaction—caused by allegedly giving wrong dose of medicine to him, the Respondent stated that they had provided the copy of the available blood test reports to the appellant which carries only the date of test and did not indicate the time of testing. The respondent expressed their inability to firmly state the exact timing of the blood test of the Appellant’s deceased child. The Commission directed that the holder of the information shall file a sworn affidavit (duly notarized, stamped & witnessed) before the Commission—with a copy to the appellant— mentioning therein the above stated facts mentioning also that no other reports are available.
Citation: Shri Shankar Lal v. Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital in File No. CIC/AD/A/2011/001843