Over the past 20 years, medical technology has seen a tremendous growth. According to a recent study, medical technology has evolved more in the last 20 years than in the past thousand years. The same growth is also imminent in the total number of hospital being established. So far there are a total number of 4,419 hospitals in India with more than 4 lac beds for patients. Technologies such as Robotic surgery which were unheard of are soon going to become a common sight. X-Ray and CT scans are the most commonly used technologies by the doctors. However, since every good thing has a bad side too, same has been the case in medical developments. Over the past few years, medical neglence has become a quite common term. Medical neglience or Medical malpractice, as the term suggests, relates to the process when a medical or health care professional deviates from standards in his or her profession thereby causing grievous injury to the patient. It can be seen in various fields like when reasonable care is not taken during operations, diagnosis or even during the delivery of the child. Many doctors purposely practice medical negligence as a way to extract more money from the patient. We at Voxya generally receive around 100s of complaint every month relating to medical negligence or complaints about doctors exaggerating how they could have performed better or how the patients are being overcharged for the facilities. The most common medical complaints made by patients include poor nursing staff, wrong medicine packages delivered, intentionally looting customers, medical negligence etc. So what can be done if you want to file a complaint against the doctor or the hospital? If you have complaint regarding the improper care in the hospital then you should contact the State Survey Agency. If you have complaint about the poor conditions of the hospital you can contact the State Department of Health Services. However, if you have a complaint against any particular doctor of the hospital then you should contact the State Medical Board. Moreover, if the main aim of the patient is to seek compensation, then he/she shall file a consumer complaint as this way the case can be finished at the earliest possible date. However, if the case is against the hospital it may get stuck for years. Moreover, if you want to move legally then you can file a complaint here at Voxya and we will send a legal notice to the concerned party.
Most Common Issue Reported for Medical Complaints
Wrong test done against what was written in the prescription. ...
Jun 10, 2018 by Rohit Jain
Hi sir/madam, I am manindra staying in bangalore now, my misses (rajeswari) was there in my mother-in-law house and she was not well suddenly and she was faint, her parents took him to near by hospital which name is "DURGA NURSING HOME" urva...
May 16, 2018 by DADI DEVANAND YERNI MANINDRA
As the hospital administration asked for a cost of ***** for a single contact lens for my right eye for which i already paid **** in advance it turned to be costing only **** to ***** so i need my advance of **** back...
May 03, 2018 by sajad ah rather