‘BMC not liable under consumer law for free services’

The Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission recently held the BMC was not liable for medical negligence under the Consumer Protection Act for a service provided free of cost. The commission made the observation while dismissing the complaint filed by a Mahim resident whose 45-day-old son died in 1999, after he swallowed a needle that broke while he was being given the BCG vaccine at a BMC hospital medical camp in Sion

Source: Mumbai News