A court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has ordered a compensation of Rs 39 lakh to Indian worker Joseph Abraham for his wife’s death due to medical negligence. Joseph’s wife Blessy, who was employed as a nurse at Sharjah University Hospital, died in a private clinic in November 2015.
Blessy (32), a mother of two children from Kollam, Kerala, was admitted to Dr Sunny Medical Center in Sharjah on a complaint of breast infection. Darshan Prabhat Rajaram P. Narayan, the Indian doctor of this clinic, gave him antibiotic injections without doing any tests. She fainted due to the drug reaction. He was immediately rushed to Al Qasimi Hospital, where she died hours later. The cause of her death was stated to be cardiac arrest, which was caused by an allergic reaction.
Her family demanded compensation of one million dirhams from the court for the death of Blessie. The court said in its judgment that the medical center and Dr. Darshan would together give compensation of two lakh dirhams (about 39 lakh rupees).
Doctor Darshan had fled the UAE to avoid further investigation into the case. According to local media, he is living in India. The Joseph family’s lawyer says that the Medical Council of India and Interpol are being sought for further action in the case.