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Clinic asked to pay more damages to couple

The Tiruvallur district consumer disputes redressal forum, where the father of the child first filed the complaint, had earlier ordered a compensation of Rs. 1 lakh.

A couple who lost their 42-day-old child, nearly 10 years ago, due to wrong administration of vaccination at a private hospital has been awarded Rs. 3 lakh compensation by the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC).

The Tiruvallur district forum, where the father of the child first filed the complaint, had earlier ordered a compensation of Rs. 1 lakh.

K. Dhanasekaran of Manali New Town said his wife delivered a boy at Dr. Durga Nursing Home, Avadi, on January 26, 2003, and underwent sterilisation operation a day later. The baby died, on March 10, after it was administered immunisation vaccines at the same hospital.

SCDRC said it was inclined to raise the compensation to Rs. 3 lakh taking into consideration the inability of the complainant’s wife to have children in the future.

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