Faulty prick gets Mysuru doc a hefty fine

Faulty prick gets Mysuru doc a hefty fine

Submitted by ammembala on Sat, 2016-02-27 10:10 Bengaluru: A consumer court in Mysuru has slapped a fine of Rs 12,000 on a doctor in Mysuru for deficiency of service. Puttaningamma, a resident of Mysore, consulted a doctor, complaining of severe back pain. The doctor prescribed her to take a course of ten injections from a doctor near her residence. Puttaningamma approached Dr SD Nagaraju’s Janapriya clinic, located at Rajendranagara of Mysore for the injections. She was administered three injections at the clinic by Dr Nagaraju. On the third day, Puttaningamma was laid low with severe pain. She also developed a swelling on her left gluteal region. She returned to her consultant doctor and explained about the new problem. After examining her, the doctor informed Puttaningamma that the injections prescribed were correct, but the method of administering them was faulty.Alleging that it was a case medical negligence, Puttaningamma knocked the doors of Mysuru Ddistrict Consumer Forum. She also lodges a complaint with the police, District Health Officer and the Doctor’s Association to find out the professional credentials of Dr Nagaraju who administered the injections to her. The District Health Officer report confirmed that Dr Nagaraju had obtained homeopathy medicine certification, but lacked the appropriate licence to practice.Citing it as a case of deficiency of service, the Consumer Forum directed Dr Nagaraju to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation for negligence and causing mental agony. The forum also slapped Rs 2,000 fine to be paid to Puttaningamma for litigation expenses.