In three separate cases, the Lucknow bench of Allahabad Court has imposed a fine of Rs. 5000 each on three doctors for illegible handwriting. The accused doctors are Dr PK Goel of Sitapur, Dr TP Jaiswal of Unnao and Dr Ashish Saxena of Gonda. The injury reports of the victims of three criminal cases that […]

The Bombay high court on Friday permitted a woman to terminate her 30-week pregnancy.  The 33-year-old woman, from Nashik, told the court that the medical reports of the foetus showed that it had developed schizencephaly, a morbid condition incompatible with normal life often resulting in complete disability. Upon her request to terminate the pregnancy, a […]

The Indian Medical Association has decided to move court, questioning the “validity” of the Clinical Establishments(Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Act, 2017 that has been introduced recently by the West Bengal government. Also, the IMA will protest “politically” and will observe a “National IMA Black Day” on April 27. This will be to protest the Act […]

Amidst ‘suggestions’ from the union minister of women and child development, Maneka Gandhi regarding the ‘racket’ in C-section deliveries, doctors are strongly criticizing the minister’s comments. ‘Government’s move will eventually harm doctors’ Speaking to the Hindustan Times, Punjab based gynaecologist, Dr Geetanjali Arora mentioned that the minister’s comment ends up trying to breach the foundation […]

While the argument persists that doctors are increasingly getting wrongly accused which results in them getting entrenched in legal cases, a tele-evidence service that helps doctors give opinion to courts without appearing in person bring some relief to the doctors. One of the major issues that doctors across the country face is that they are […]

At a discussion, the Indian Medical Association(IMA) held that in most of the cases in which actions were taken against doctors for neglect in duty, they have failed in proper documentation which becomes mandatory in case of eventualities. At the discussion the panel-comprised of experts from different fields including law, forensics and others highlighted a […]

A special leave petition has been filed with the Supreme Court that challenged a recent judgement of Allahabad High Court. The judgement implied that strikes conducted by the medical fraternity in government hospitals is illegal and would attract harsh penalties. The High Court came down hard on the doctors of the King George Medical University […]

The Madras High Court Bench dismissed a public interest litigation petition that sought a direction to the State government and Tamil Nadu Medical Council to ban private practice of government doctors in all cadres. The plea was made on the ground that doctors could concentrate more on treating patients at government hospitals. The plea was […]

This is probably not a good time to be the Medical Council of India (MCI). In what is seen as an embarrassment to the organization, a panel appointed by the Supreme Court overruled its decision that denied permission for 86 new medical colleges in the academic session starting September 30. The panel, in fact was […]

Given below are the things that you should know in the event of a legal case. But these rights are more than just good-to-know given how there’s an alarming rise in such cases. 1)If an act is deemed negligence in civil law, it needn’t necessarily be so in criminal law 2)An act is criminal negligence […]