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Doctor Convicted For Anuradha Saha’s Death Is A Member Of Bengal “Health Commission” To Judge Cases Of Medical Negligence: Calcutta HC Grants Live Videoconferencing To Allow Dr. Kunal Saha To Argue “In Person” From USA

Calcutta High Court division bench of acting chief justice Nishita Mhatre and Tapobrata Chakrabarty yesterday allowed application filed by PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, granting him permission to argue in person in the PIL filed by Dr. Saha challenging inclusion of disgraced Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee in the newly formed Health Commission (framed under Clinical Establishment Act, 2017) to judge complaints of “medical negligence” against private doctors/hospitals in the state. Dr. Mukherjee was found guilty for gross medical negligence causing death of Dr. Saha’s wife, Anuradha Saha, by the Supreme Court of India that also slapped Dr. Mukherjee (and some other doctors and AMRI hospital in Kolkata) with a compensation of Rs. 11.5 crore, highest ever in Indian medical history. The Apex Court not only held Dr. Mukherjee as a negligent doctor, it also severely criticized his unethical behavior and dubbed him as “unbecoming of a doctor” and a doctor who has brought “great disrespect to his (medical) profession”.

Dr. Saha traveled to Kolkata in July, 2017 to lodge the PIL against Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal for their deliberate attempt to promote a tainted doctor (Dr. Mukherjee) that also undermined the sanctity of the Supreme Court in the eyes of the public at large in clear violation of Article 144 of Indian Constitution. But after physically appearing before the High Court over a period of almost two months, the PIL was adjourned several times and Dr. Saha had to return to his permanent residence and place of work in USA before which he filed an application to grant live videoconferencing from USA to allow him to argue in person for the ends of justice. The Calcutta HC allowed his application yesterday and directed that further hearings in this important PIL will be held after puja vacation through videoconferencing so that Dr. Saha may participate in the court proceedings from USA. Supreme Court has recently said that all courts should try to utilize modern technologies including live videoconferencing to promote better and easier access to find justice.

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  • apurba Kumar Saha September 3, 2017, 11:16 am

    Correct move on the part of hon’ble court to accelerate the proceedings. Once again kudos to Dr.saha for right cause

  • R N Srivastava September 3, 2017, 2:31 pm

    Another glorious example of tenacity in bringing doctors guilty of gross medical negligence to book and also exposing the political vested interests giving undue protection to such Doctors.
    Wish there were more persons having strong sense of perseverance & tenacity as Dr. Saha has to cleanse the medical fraternity t& infuse an element of much needed humaneness among medicos, para medicos & owners of Clinical establishments.

  • Jayant Dagore September 3, 2017, 6:33 pm

    All i can say is that Dr.Kunal Saha is a live example who is fighting against severe injustice and corrupted higher level officials who were directly involved in the case of his lovable late wife.My humble request to people all over the world who knows about this case must give their moral support to Dr.Saha (Humanity call) ,so that the Guilty High Level Officials must get proper punishment and not allowed to take some ones else life.
    Regards,Jayant Dagore,Melbourne,Australia,Mb.0401 968 412.

  • Ganesh C Mandal September 5, 2017, 12:22 pm

    Thanks to Calcutta High Court for granting live video conferencing to allow Dr. Kunal saha who is a historical example of fighting for medical negligence people.
    God bless Dr. Saha.

  • Parag September 8, 2017, 11:30 pm

    Great move by the court and amazing follow up by Dr. Saha, so that the corrupt Doctor’s do not again get back into the system!

    My family is also a victim of medical negligence. I’ve started the petition “Medical Council of India, Lilavati Hospital: Cancel License, expel Corrupt Nephrologist Hemant Mehta, Prashant Rajput who killed my Mom” and need your help to get it off the ground.

    Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now. Here’s the link:

    http://www.change.org/p/medical-council-of-india-lilavati-hospital-cancel-license-expel-corrupt-nephrologist-hemant-mehta-prashant-rajput-who-killed-my-mom

    Thanks!
    Parag

  • Ajeya Verma September 15, 2017, 1:57 pm

    Once again Many Thanks and Kudos to The Gem of a person with unparallel courage – Dr Saha;; we are folllwing You …

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