Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The bizzare attitude of the Armed Forces Medical Board

“A shockingly bizarre incident reflects inhuman treatment which has crossed all boundaries of humanity by superior responsible Armed Forces Medical Officers (AMB), whose actions when resulted into injustice forced the applicant to seek his legal remedy in the form of the present application for grant of disability pension”

Not taking this lightly, the Hon’ble AFT, besides granting him disability pension, has also directed the payment of costs of Rs 100,000/- to the veteran to be recovered from the salaries of the members of the Appeal Medical Board who had declared the disability as NIL and ‘neither attributable to, nor aggravated by service’. The Govt has also been directed to initiate disciplinary action under the Army Act against all three members of the AMB.

Extract of the historic judgement
“What has rankled us more is the callous manner, inhuman approach and failure of performance of duty on the part of the members of the AMB dealing with applicant’s case. The applicant has to be compensated for the travails undergone by him. For this gross negligence, we impose costs of Rs 1,00,000/- (Rs One Lakh only) to be paid to the applicant by the non-applicants but it is to be recovered from the salary of all the three Officers of the AMB i.e. ABC, DEF and GHI jointly and collectively in equal ratio. We also direct that all these three Officers should be subjected to disciplinary action under the Army Act.”

Is AMC treading the MCI footsteps?
A must read click here: Posted by Navdeep / Maj Navdeep Singh

Comment: The AMC owes an apology to the disabled soldier. The board members must be strictly punished as per Army Act and the officers themselves be boarded out of service. Compare this: A General before retirement has got 100% disability for partial hearing loss? Amazing is it a fiction or fact or hearsay?

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