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Jan
01

read the article in the link I saw prashanth and his proud parents on a TV show today hats off to their grit and committment and zeal to live and face the all adverse situations.

read this how prashanth fought argued himself in supreme court

Nearly two decades after Bangalore-based Infosys engineer Prashanth S. Dhananka became paralysed waist down after a botched surgery, the Supreme Court ordered the Nizam Medical Institute of Hyderabad to pay him a record compensation of Rs.10 million, while praising him for fighting the case himself though confined to a wheelchair.
Ordering the compensation for medical negligence to Dhananka, a bench of Justice B.N. Agrawal also asked the apex court’s registry to send the verdict to the victim through registered post at his address in Bangalore.

The bench also recorded its “deep appreciation” of Dhananka for his having argued the entire case on medical concepts himself in the apex court with the deftness of a lawyer.

The bench, which also included Justice H.S. Bedi and Justice G.S. Singhvi, also appreciated the victim’s equanimity and composure while arguing his case.

Justifying the payment of the compensation, the court said, the sum is justified “keeping in mind that a brilliant career has been cut short and there is, as of now, no possibility of improvement of his physical conditions”.

“The compensation would ensure him a steady and reasonable income in a situation when he is unable to earn for himself,” said the court.

Recording its appreciation for his endeavour to fight the case himself, the court said: “The victim made his protracted arguments while remaining confined to the wheelchair in the court.”

“Despite this, he remained unruffled and behaved with dignity and equanimity and pleaded his case bereft of any rancour or invective against those, who in his perception, harmed him,” observed the bench.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) had in 1993 ordered the Nizam Institute to pay a compensation of Rs.1.5 million to Dhananka for botching up his surgery for removal of a tumour in his chest cavity, which led to paralysis of the lower body, including legs.

Dhananka, son of a Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL) employee, was admitted to the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in September 1990 after complaints of unexplained intermittent fever. Doctors from BHEL hospital referred him to the Hyderabad hospital for “further” tests, which showed a large tumour in his left chest cavity. After an X-ray and a CT scan confirmed this, he was asked to undergo a biopsy.

Though the tumour was found to be benign, doctors decided to remove it fearing that it might later exert pressure on his respiratory, cardio-vascular and neurological systems. The doctors feared it could also later turn malignant.

A team led by a cardio-thoracic surgeon removed the tumour. In the process, a part of his ribs had to be cut. After the surgery, Dhananka, developed paralysis of the lower portion of the body, including legs.

No allegation of medical negligence was made then. But, six months later, Dhananka’s father wrote a letter to the institute in 1991, alleging negligence.

In 1993, Dhananka moved the NCDRC seeking damages of about Rs.50 million. The commission held the doctors negligent and directed the instituteto pay Rs.1.4 million to him and Rs.150,000 to his father.

The institute moved the apex court challenging the NCDRC finding that it was guilty of negligence.

It contended that it had not associated a neuro-surgeon in the surgery from the beginning and had not exchanged any opinion with sister institutes in India and abroad.

Dhananka also approached the apex court in 1999 saying that the compensation awarded to him by the consumer court was inadequate. The court had reserved its ruling on the two cross-appeals on Sep 17 last year.

While calculating the Rs.10 million compensation, the bench accounted Rs.2.5 million for the loss of his prospective earning, anther Rs.2.5 million for his medical care, Rs.1.08 million for his physiotherapy, and Rs.1.44 million for his nursing and care, among other costs.

Earlier, the Madras High Court had in May 1993 ordered Apollo Hospital to pay compensation of around Rs.2.9 million to former national table tennis champion V. Chandrasekhar for medical negligence in treating him. The ruling had been upheld by the apex court later.
Read more: http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health1/apex-court-orders-rs10-mn-compensation-for-medical-negligence-lead_100192526.html#ixzz0bSvqe2TW

seeing the plight of  prashanth due negligence u feel so bad, at the same time seeing the zeal and grit of him and his family u are dumbstuck. hats off to you prashanth  may god bless you to achieve all your dreams.

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May
22

See very interesting link here creativity at its best when obama said yes to buffelo and no to bengaloour namma bellur  was immediatge to put obama on yemme ( buffelo) and link to rajkumar all time great actor of kannada film industry. Dr. Raj had acted and also tuned his voice for a popular song in film

“SAMMPATTIGE SAVAL”

see the link enjoy and offer your comments

Dr.Rajkumar and Obama

May
22

u must read this to believe it. what a way to express srik my blog friend has done a very interesting post on his visit to HAMPI the capital of city of the great vijayanagara kingdom. I have no doubt to rate it as one of the best accounts written by some one on their visit to HAMPI the place very near to my hometown and which I like the msot
please see the link and offer your comments

A small walk into the past….

A glory in the tragedy.. Please read onnnnn on this forgettable page.

Apr
11

see the post from sri vattam Sabu: Mysore’s ‘Slumdog’, Hollywood millionaire

he is granfather of lakshmi whose post was linked in my first post. this is very interesting please read and comment

Apr
10

see the following links for very interesting posts which I liked

SHE

A small walk into the past….

Both posts are from one of my blog friends from muktabalaga Srikanth


Apr
05

i am into the blog of my own. i never thought i will have one. Thanks Sanjay who has done this and made it to happen I will be starting this with two links to posts which I have read. hope you all like this
First one from a teenages from namma bengalooru now in USA, quality of posts are superb in this blog and for her age they are above class

Another Saturday Hike

A Letter to Uncle Pai

Another link for the post from a Delhi blogger very committed highly adventourous, concerned about human rights, consumer rights and what not?

7 Things You Need Not Know About Me

What?

Two links from each one please read them and let me know how u liked or otherwise.
Yes I had been to both the blogs thro RWB of our gr8 Belluranna