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Media has defamed my hospital
Discussion in 'All Categories' started by Hrishikesh Sharma - Jun 20th, 2014 3:35 pm.
Hrishikesh Sharma
Hrishikesh Sharma
I have a 100 bedded hospital in Jalandhar and we have a very good reputation for last 15 year. One day one patient who was suffering from typhoid perforation was operated by our surgeon.

After 2 days of surgery the patient developed peritonitis and septicemia and we have to shift the patient into ICU.

We have informed the attendant of the patient about the condition of the patient and told them that if they want they can shift the patient to any higher center.

Now slowly the patient went into COMA. For last 12 days patient is in a stage of COMA. We asked the attendant of the patient to take the patient to some higher center but neither they are paying the bill of hospital nor they are taking the patient to another hospital.

Yesterday we also saw some bad story about our hospital in News channel and Print Media that we are not treating the patient properly and the condition of the patient is due to the negligence of hospital. But in reality the fact is that they patient was brought to us when perforation was already severe and prognosis was blink.

Now situation is that we can not keep that patient for ever to our hospital and we can not discharge the patient as relatives are not taking the patient. Our entire hospital staff and Doctors are in big stress because the attendant are every day bringing some electroning and print media and trying to defame our hospital.

Please advice me that how the law can help me to discharge the patient and what is the responsibility of doctor in this type of patient who is in COMA.

waiting for your expert opinion.
Hrishikesh Sharma
re: Media has defamed my hospital by Dr R K Mishra - Jul 19th, 2014 10:53 pm
Dr R K Mishra
Dr R K Mishra
Dear Dr Sharma

You can complain regarding this to the appropriate authority. The BCCC is the independent self-regulatory body set up by IBF to examine content-related complaints against GECs.

Any person aggrieved can make a complaint to the Authority in regard to a programme broadcast by a Member / Associate Member of the NBA.

You may complain of any breach of the Code, including the following Principles of Self Regulation contained in the Code:

Impartiality and objectivity in reporting
Not Ensuring neutrality
Reporting on crime and safeguards to ensure crime and violence are not glorified
Depiction of violence or intimidation against women and children
Sex and nudity
Breaching your Privacy
Endangering national security
Refraining from advocating or encouraging superstition and occultism
Sting operations on independent body to defame someone

Once you will complain than 14 (fourteen) days from the date of receipt of a complaint complete in all respects, the Authority will issue notice to the concerned broadcaster to show cause why action should not be taken under the Regulations.
re: Media has defamed my hospital by Dr Okeudo Chijioke, OBGY, Nigeria - Aug 31st, 2014 11:02 pm
Dr Okeudo Chijioke, OBGY, Nigeria
Dr Okeudo Chijioke, OBGY, Nigeria
Dear Dr Sharmar,

If you have actually done the needful and be sure that there was no mismanagement of the patient, then I think you should take it up with the media legally.

wish you luck.

Dr Okeudo Chijioke, Nigeria.
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