ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Anuradha Saha Case and Medical Error in India

The Supreme Court verdict awarding almost Rs 6 crore to Kunal Saha as compensation for the death of his wife Anuradha has caused the wrong kind of disquiet in the medical fraternity. Treating Anuradha's condition required a sophisticated physical infrastructure and highly skilled medical professionals, both of which are not readily available in India, whatever the hype may say. Her death was not so much out of the negligence of doctors as out of the negligence of our society to develop a truly high-quality medical care system. The medical profession, especially doctors, must take a large share of the blame for this state of affairs. They have not been vocal in pressing the government to establish such a system.

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