National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission directed the doctor to pay compensation of Rs 10 lakh to her family members, stating that he is a diploma holder in homoeopathy and is not qualified to practise allopathy.
The ruling by the apex consumer commission came almost two decades after a woman in Nagpur died soon after a homoeopathy doctor gave injections to her for her stoamach pains.
The incident took place in 2000 when the woman was taken to the doctor by her family members after she complained of stomach pain. The doctor gave two injections —Baralgan and Dexamethasone. Immediately after the injections, the woman felt uneasy and died. The post-mortem report attributed the death to anaphylactic reaction caused by the injections.
Judgement on 14th July 2019