Dental clinic fined Rs 25,000 for medical negligence

07 November, 2016

NAINITAL: Nainital district consumer forum has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on a dental clinic for medical negligence.



A complaint was filed in 2011 by Hira Devi, whose husband Trilok Rawat was undergoing treatment for tooth sensitivity at the clinic. Rawat has since died.


In her complaint, Devi had alleged that the doctor uprooted a healthy tooth and then removed a part of her husband's gum to control the damage. "Doctors from the clinic misled us. My husband had problems chewing his food and had to undergo further treatment in Haldwani. I filed a complaint so that this does not happen to anyone else," said Devi.


Talking to TOI, Rajendra Pargai, a member of the forum said, "The case dates back to 2011 and we found the clinic to be at fault. The clinic has been ordered to pay the money to the family within a month of the order."

The clinic argued that the doctors had treated the patient the best they could. The forum after hearing arguments by both sides decided in the favour of the patient.