Sri Balaji Ayurvedic Jadibuti Bhandar Clinic in Mysore worsens knee pain of elderly consumer with smelly medicine, ordered to pay back Rs. 1,30,000 to him by consumer forum
G. Lingaiah, a senior citizen of Mysore approached Sri Balaji Ayurvedic Jadibuti Bhandar Clinic in Mysore for treatment of his knee and waist pains. Jatti S.R. the clinic owner took Rs. 2000 from him in advance, without even examining him and then made him pay up Rs. 1,30,000 for life long treatment of his problem.
Lingaiah, the patient, paid up the money and was given some Ayurvedic concoction to use daily. But two weeks later, the medicine began to give out a very bad smell and worse, his pain increased and he was not even able to walk properly. He complained to Jatti S.R. who ignored all his calls and refused to help him.
Lingaiah was forced to complain to the Mysore Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum and its President Sri H.M. Shivakumar Swamy found the clinic owner guilty of deficient service and causing harm and agony to the senior citizen. He ordered Jatti S.R. to repay Rs. 1,30,000 to the patient, along with Rs. 5000 as compensation for harming him, along with Rs. 3000 as court costs. In case the Clinic failed to follow this order it would have to pay him Rs. 200 daily till it complied!