DUTIES and RIGHTS of Doctors relating to Treatment, appearance as a Witness in Court in accident cases.
As per the report published in 2004 by WHO, till 2020 road accident will be the major reason for deaths of people in India. Right to Immediate Medical Treatment in road accidents is the fundamental right of the victim. The Apex Court way back in the year 1989 has framed the guidelines and in 2016 in the judgment of Save Life Foundation V/s. Union of India, "Good Samaritan" guidelines also have been recently modified and accepted. Let's have a look in brief.
1. The Hospital and Doctors cannot refuse treatment to such victims for want of money or police complaint. It can be made available later, but human life is something most precious.
2. As per code of ethics,clause No.13, it is the "prerogative of D…