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Doctor to pay Rs 4.5 lakh for amputating kid’s fingers without consent

New Delhi: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has directed Dr A K Sarkar, who runs a private hospital in Rajasthan, to pay Rs 4.5 lakh to a minor boy for amputating his two fingers without seeking consent from his parents.

The Commission said that Rs 4.5 lakh for loss of limb cannot be termed as disproportionate and dismissed the appeal filed by Dr Sarkar against a state commission order which had upheld the district forum’s decision.

According to the complaint, in 2004, the fingers of Sampath Kumar, son of an Udaipur-resident Narayan Lal, came under the blades of a domestic flour mill after which he was taken to a hospital run by Dr Sarkar.

The doctor assured the parents that Sampath would be fine but allegedly amputated his two fingers without seeking consent from his parents. The doctor denied that he amputated the fingers of Sampath, reports Business Standard.

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