A yoga teacher from Telangana who suffered severe health complications due to alleged medical negligence was given a compensation of Rs 8 lakh, after he approached the Telangana Consumer Disputes and Redressal Centre (TCDRC).
Authorities said that the teacher, identified as 31-year-old Devaiah, hailed from a poor family, and the case was solved in less than one month. Commissioner for Civil Supplies Akun Sabharwal handed over a cheque of Rs. 8 lakh to Devaiah.
"Devaiah of Kothapelli Village in Rajanna Siriclla district was working as a yoga instructor. He worked for some time in National Police Academy and also won Bronze medal in international competition. His family is very poor and he was the sole bread earner. He got piles problem and contacted a piles clinic on Secunderabad on February 24, 2018," the TCDRC said in a press note.
The clinic suggested an operation costing Rs 25,000 to Devaiah, who was discharged after a 3-hour surgery.
However, he said that his health condition worsened and after he approached the same hospital for treatment, they referred him to Yashoda Hospital.
"Devaiahâ€™s family members and friends came to know that the expense for his treatment would be very expensive. So they approached TRS Working President KTR for help," the TCDRC said.
A sum of Rs 5.5 lakh was then sanctioned from the Chief Ministers Relief Fund for the hospital expenditure.
"But as treatment was taking more time, expenditure was also increasing. For about one and half month, he took treatment in the hospital for which he paid Rs 18 lakh. To meet the hospital expenditure, Devaiah had to sell his small piece of land and also took money on debt from others. It took some time for healing and soon after that, Devaiah decided to fight against the hospital for their negligence." the TCDRC said.
Devaiah then approached the TCDRC on June 29.
"As soon as the Redressal Centre heard his plea they issued notice to the hospital. In less than one month time the case was solved and Rs. 8 lakh compensation was granted to Devaiah," the press note stated.
Authorities said that consumers can register their complaints at Telangana Consumers Redressal Cell at their toll free number 180042500333 or reach out to them on Facebook, Twitter and their official website.