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NHRC asks govt to pay Rs 4 lakh compensation

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended that the Delhi government should pay a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the next kin of a woman who died to wrong blood transfusion.
Blood from the wrong group was transfused into Priya’s body due to the alleged negligence of a technician in the blood laboratory of the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital.

NHRC has also asked the government to provide a proof of payment. Priya was admitted to the hospital on 12 November, 2011, with labour pain.  She was 40 weeks pregnant. Because she was anaemic, two units of blood was to be transfused to her.  However, after the transfusion Priya gave birth to a dead child. Thereafter, she died as well.

In response to the NHRC notice, the medical superintendent of the hospital admitted in his report that wrong blood had been issued for the patient by the laboratory technician.
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