Madras HC seeks govt’s reply on medical negligence in TN hospital

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday took suo moto cognisance of alleged medical negligence reported in a Tamil Nadu hospital where a pregnant woman stated to have contracted HIV after blood transfusion.

A vacation bench of the court, comprising Justice S. Vaidyanathan and Justice P.T. Asha directed the state government to file a detailed status report in the matter by January 3, 2019.

Meanwhile, a petition seeking an urgent hearing in the matter was mentioned before the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday.

However, the bench comprising Justice C. Saravanan and Justice Nirmal Kumar declined the request stating that the matter would be heard as a regular case as and when the court reopens.

It also observed that the state government is taking appropriate action and working very efficiently on the matter and hence there is no need for an urgent hearing in the matter.