CHENNAI: Taking a serious note of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), attached to the Railway Hospital in Perambur, dodging repeated summons and warrants for his appearance in connection with a road accident case, the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal here issued yet another summon, this time through the Southern Railway General Manager, on March 23.
According to advocate VS Suresh, C Balaji (15) of Solapuram in Ambattur met with an accident while he was riding pillion on a two-wheeler driven by his mother on the way to his school on CTH Road on August 22, 2007. He sustained a bone fracture in the left leg and degloring injuries in the right foot, besides multiple injuries on his body. However, his mother escaped with simple bruises. After treatment at the Railway Hospital in Perambur, he filed an application before the Tribunal seeking a compensation of `3 lakh, in 2009.
During the course of trial, the United India Insurance Company sought certain clarifications regarding the injuries and a copy of the summary discharge. Unless the information and the discharge certificate are produced in the Tribunal, Balaji, now a BE graduate and wanting to go in for higher studies, can’t get the compensation amount, Suresh contended. The Tribunal issued witness summons thrice from September, 2015 requiring the Chief Medical Officer of the Railway Hospital to appear before it with a copy of the discharge certificate. As he failed, it issued a warrant on November 5. The date of appearance was extended on several occasions. On March 23, the Tribunal issued summons through the Southern Railway General Manager.