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Gujarat hospital to pay ₹11 lakh compensation to patient for removing kidney instead of stones


A hospital in Gujarat’s Mahisagar district, was on Tuesday, October 19, ordered to pay a compensation of ₹11.23 lakh to the family of a man who died after a doctor at the hospital removed his left kidney instead of kidney stones.
The deceased, identified as Devendrabhai Raval, was admitted to the KMG General Hospital in Balasinor in 2011 for the removal of kidney stones after complaining of problems in urine and back pain.
Hearing a plea by a relative of the deceased, the Gujarat State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission ordered KMG General Hospital to pay ₹11.23 lakh as compensation to the kin.
A resident of Vanghroli village in Gujarat’s Kheda district, Devendrabhai Raval had been experiencing severe back pain and difficulty passing urine in May of 2011.
This is when he consulted a doctor at the KMG General Hospital who diagnosed a 15 mm stone in Raval’s left kidney.
Raval was operated upon on 3rd September 2011.
However, following the operation, the doctor reportedly told the deceased’s family that he had to remove the patient’s left kidney instead of the stone due to severe complications.
The doctor insisted that the decision was taken, keeping in mind the best interest of the patient.
As he experienced greater problems with passing urine post-operation, Devendrabhai Raval was admitted to a kidney hospital in Nadiad for treatment.
He was later referred to the Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Centre (IKDRC) in Ahmedabad.
Due to severe complications, he died on 8th January 2012.
“The employer is responsible not only for his own acts of commission and omission but also for the negligence of its employees so long as the act occurs within the course and scope of the employment,” the Gujarat State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission observed.
In its order, the panel ordered the KMG General Hospital in Balasinor to pay compensation with 7.5% interest accrued since 2012 to the deceased’s kin.

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COVID-19

Thane Municipal Corporation adds 25 beds as COVID cases rise

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Radhika Dhawad | Thane

Thane Municipal Corporation added 25 additional beds separately in the wake of rapidly rising COVID-19 cases.

Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) added 25 additional beds in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Kalwa apart from arranging a special ward  dedicated to COVID-19 patients. The total number of active patients in the city stood at 252 while five succumbed to the virus.  Meanwhile, TMC Commissioner Abhijit Bangar said a ‘death audit’ of patients who died of COVID would be conducted. The TMC has ensured it has additional stock of oxygen concentrators, testing kits, medicines, to name a few. Bangar told HT, “Due to the increasing number of Covid patients, it is necessary for everyone to be alert.”

He added, The number of Covid tests should be increased to stay one step ahead of the disease. As a result, the number of patients is likely to increase due to increased testing. However, as per the ‘test, isolate, treat’ protocol for Covid, it becomes necessary to isolate and treat more and more patients. The testing centres will not remain closed even for a single day. At the same time, more arrangements for testing will be made immediately in public places, markets, railway stations, malls.” 

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

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After Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, his namesake who contested from Wayanad disqualified

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Radhika Dhawad | Wayanad
An independent candidate named Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses.

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An independent candidate for Lok Sabha elections named Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses. Gandhi, who’s name figures as ‘Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma’ in an Election Commission list of persons, had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent and had received 2196 votes from the Wayanad seat in Kerala – a constituency from where ex-Congress MP Rahul Rajiv Gandhi had won with over seven lakh votes.

However, since it is mandatory for all contestants to submit their account of election expenses among other mandatory requirements under EC rules and the Representation of the People Act.

Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma stood disqualified to contest polls from September 13, 2021 till September 13, 2024. According to Section 10A, the Election Commission can disqualify a contestant for a period of three years from the date of the order if he/she has failed to lodge an account of election expenses within the time and in the manner required by law and has no good reason or justification for the failure.

Also read: ‘CBI under UPA govt. pressurised me to frame Modi,’ recalls Amit Shah

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Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city.

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city, out of which 15 belonged to urban area while and 6 were from the rural areas, and one from outside Nagpur district. 

At present, there are 72 active patients in the city. Three new cases of the new XBB.1.16 variant of COVID-19 were detected that took the total tally to five in the district.  

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

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