Mumbai gets its own team to fight corruption in healthcare

Since its foundation, People for Better Treatment (PBT) has filed numerous public interest litigations (PIL) in Supreme Court and High Court. Also, PBT has been helping the victims of alleged medical negligence across India and has taken up the cases in Consumer and Criminal court and medical councils as well

Mumbai gets its own team to fight corruption in healthcare

‘People for Better Treatment’ (PBT), an organisation which works to seek justice for the victims of corruption in healthcare system, has now opened a branch in Mumbai. The organisation was founded in Kolkata in 2001 by Dr Kunal Saha following a wrongful death of his wife Anuradha Saha. Ms Nandini Suchde will serve as city coordinator of the organisation.

“We have opened a new chapter today (July 3) in Mumbai. Since past 16 years, we are fighting against corruption in healthcare system and trying to give justice to the victims. We will not be restricted to Mumbai only, but will expand in Pune and other parts of Maharashtra as well,” said Dr Kunal Saha.

Mumbai gets its own team to fight corruption in healthcare
Dr Kunal Saha,

Since its foundation, PBT has filed numerous public interest litigations (PIL) in Supreme Court and High Court. Also, PBT has been helping the victims of alleged medical negligence across India and has taken up the cases in Consumer and Criminal court and medical councils as well.

Nandini Suchde will be the in charge of Mumbai branch. “I am glad to take up this responsibility. I have also faced medical negligence in my life. I will try to work for the betterment of the healthcare system,” Suchde said.

The foundation of PBT was followed by the death of Anuradha Saha, a US-based psychologist who had been wrongly treated by doctors in Kolkata. The case was most discussed because the apex court had ordered highest ever compensation for medical negligence. The compensation was of Rs 5.96 crore, which, with interest, crossed over Rs 11 crore.

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“I lost my wife. I have practised in India and I am aware about the system. That’s why, I have made it my mission to eradicate corruption from the Indian healthcare system,” added Dr Kunal Saha.