In a wrong report, AIIMS Rishikesh tells man he is HIV +, a fine of Rs 60,000

HARIDWAR: The Haridwar Consumer Forum Imposed A Rs 60,000 Fine On The All India Institute Of Medical Sciences () Rishikesh For" Giving An Incorrect To A Fit Person."

When He Found That The Main Institute Provided" Inadequate Services That Caused Mental Trauma To The Complainant," The Court Ordered The Amount To Be Paid Within A Month.

Naseem Ali, The Complainant, Who Is A Resident Of Bhagwanpur In Haridwar District, Visited A Private Hospital In Roorkee For First Aid After Suffering An Injury On July 12, 2014. He Was Immediately Admitted To The Hospital. After Three Days Of Treatment, He Was Referred To AIIMS Rishikesh. At AIIMS, Tests Were Conducted And He Was Told He Was HIV Positive.

However, When His Health Deteriorated, His Family Took Him To The Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital Where He Was Discovered As HIV Negative On July 28.

In January 2015, Ali Registered With The District Consumer Forum Against Roorkee-based Dr. BS Saini Kalawati Hospital, AIIMS Rishikesh And United India Insurance Company.

Observing Carelessness In Treatment On Part Of AIIMS Rishikesh, The Consumer Forum Accepted The Case And Last Month Slapped A Penalty Or Rs 50,000 And An Additional Rs 10,000 On The Institution For “wasting The Complainant's Time And Energy”

The Order, Issued On April 22, Reads:" Make Sure Rs 50,000 And Rs 10,000 Are Paid Within A Month For An Incorrect Treatment. And If The Amount Is Not Paid Within A Month, Then You Are Liable To Pay This Amount Pay With An Annual Interest Rate Of 6%."

SK Bhama, A Lawyer Who Was Involved In The Case, Told TOI:" The Court Noted That The Test Result Caused Mental Trauma And Social Problems For Men."

Meanwhile, Dr. Manoj Gupta, A Spokesperson Of AIIMS Rishikesh, Said The Institution Will Appeal Against The Judgment In A Higher Court. “We Will Appeal Against The Judgment In The State Consumer Forum. It Was A Documentation Error And Probably The Very Next Day, It Became Clear To The Patient That His Report Was Negative. And Nowhere In The Discharge Papers Was It Mentioned That The Patient Was HIV Positive. ”

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