The Tripura High Court on Monday directed the state government to provide a compensation of Rs 10 lakhs to the mother of Bhaskar Debroy, who had died in the hospital last year.

Debroy, a lawyer had died on March 7 last year due to medical negligence.

Debroy had reportedly met with an accident on the night of March 6 and firefighters had brought him to the Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC).

The doctors on duty had not attended to the critically injured lawyer because of which he succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Advocate Pulak Saha had filed a PIL in the Tripura High Court regarding Debroy’s death, alleging medical negligence.

A Tripura High Court bench comprising of Chief Justice AK Kureshi and justice S G Chottopadhaya pronounced the verdict in the matter on Monday.

The state government had also formed an investigation team of four doctors to probe into the death of the lawyer.

The team cited in their report that Debroy had died due to medical negligence.

The Tripura government initiated action against two doctors of AGMC, who had been on duty at the time the patient was brought to the hospital.

The state health department also terminated the service of Ronit Das, one of the doctors.

Das had been appointed on a contractual basis in the AGMC.

Advocate Purushottam Roy Barman who represented the case in the court said, “Neither the police nor the medical staff AGMC had performed their responsibilities to help the critically injured Bhaskar Debroy.”

“The police had initially refused to register an FIR in the case, but after the lawyers obtained an order from the high court, an FIR was finally registered,” he said.

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