Delay in Shifting a Patient to a Better Treatment Facility Amounts to Negligence: Madras HC

While awarding a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh to a mother, in a writ filed for the negligence of the doctor and the hospital, the Madras High Court held that though there was no negligence on part of the doctor but the hospital was negligent in not shifting the patient to a better treatment facility. In this case, the petitioner, a mother, was forced to undergo 3 surgeries which kept her away from her newborn for 9 months.