Dear Member of IMA,
This is in reference to a Judgment of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India awarding an exceptionally high amount of around 6 crores as compensation and another 5 crores (approx.) as interest, to a US-based NRI in a case related to medical negligence.
IMA has written letters to Hon'ble President of India, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Hon'ble Health Minister, Hon’ble Law Minister and Hon'ble Home Minister of India and others and opposed such a high amount of compensation.
Now, I am happy to inform you that we are in receipt of a letter from MCI to the Secretary, Govt. of India, Ministry of Health & F.W. (Dept. of Health) and copy marked to us while acknowledging the steps taken by IMA in this regard, informing that the Executive Committee of MCI has forwarded the IMA proposals as under to the Govt. for their needful:-
- Formation of a Medical Tribunal to examine the grievances and to fix compensation.
- Formation of a corpus fund from contribution from patients, doctors and the Govt. e.g. Rs.5/- per case from patients, doctors and Govt./private hospital.
- When there is a complaint of medical negligence, a Committee can fix the liability, if any, the recommend compensation which can be paid from the corpus fund.
Together we always achieve more.
Dr. Jitendra B. Patel Dr. Narendra Saini
National President, IMA Hony. Secretary General, IMA