NHRC asks J'khand govt to pay Rs 50,000 to victim's kin

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New Delhi, Jun 5 (UNI) The National Human Rights Commission has asked the Jharkhand government to pay Rs 50,000 to the next of kin of a woman who died at a health centre due to medical negligence.

The Commission's direction came on a complaint filed by one Mrs Sheela Sinha and others from Japala in Palamu district of Jharkhand.

As per the complaint, 32-year-old Asha Devi died due to negligence of doctors in the health centre during an operation.

Following this, the Commission called for an Action Taken Report from the Chief Secretary, Jharkhand. The state government officials in their reply submitted that proper checkup of the victim had been done but she could not be saved despite all efforts.

Even though a compensation of Rs 50,000 had already been paid by the Chief Medical Officer, the Commission deemed it as insufficient and recommended that the state government should pay another Rs 50,000 to the victim's family and submit a compliance report.

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