Doctors must be dealt with strictly for medical negligence: SC

New Delhi: Doctors and medical establishments must be dealt with strictly for their negligence in giving treatment to patients, the Supreme Court today held and asked the government to enact laws for effective functioning of
doctors must be dealt with strictly for medical...
PTI October 24, 2013 21:53 IST
New Delhi: Doctors and medical establishments must be dealt with strictly for their negligence in giving treatment to patients, the Supreme Court today held and asked the government to enact laws for effective functioning of the private hospitals and nursing homes.  





“The doctors, hospitals, the nursing homes and other connected establishments are to be dealt with strictly if they are found to be negligent with the patients who come to them pawning all their money with the hope to live a better life with dignity,” a bench of justices C K Prasad and V Gopala Gowda said.

The bench directed Kolkata-based AMRI Hospital and three doctors to pay over Rs 11 crore which includes interest to a US-based Indian-origin doctor who lost his 29-year-old wife during their visit to India 14 years ago.  

The bench said that its decision would act as deterrent to people associated with practice of medicine and do not take their responsibility seriously.

 
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