Issue : December 2022
Issue - December - 2022, Posted On:  December 01, 2022

Government doctors must ensure if they are allowed to practice privately or not. But in any case, they must not coerce patients to avail services of a private hospital / nursing home in the capacity of a government-appointed doctor. And definitely not if such a private hospital / nursing home lacks in infrastructure or facilities that the patient may need.

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Issue - December - 2022, Posted On:  December 01, 2022

A pregnant lady underwent C-section at a government hospital and delivered a healthy child. She was under the care of a gynaecologist.

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Issue - December - 2022, Posted On:  December 01, 2022

The Consumer Commission in this case, observed doctor’s negligence in a rather unusual way.

A young boy was taken by his father to a primary healthcare centre for treatment of fever. He was administered an injection on left thigh by the doctor which caused sciatic nerve injury that led to foot drop and disability up to 40%.

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Issue - December - 2022, Posted On:  December 01, 2022

The responsibility of blood transfusion is upon the in-charge doctor and hospital staff. This precedence is clearly laid out in a recently pronounced judgement by the Supreme Court.

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Issue - December - 2022, Posted On:  December 01, 2022

Can a doctor be held negligent for post-operative complications, when there is neither symptom, history or indications of such ailment / complication? No, as long as the standard treatment protocols are followed.

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Issue - December - 2022, Posted On:  December 01, 2022

This could perhaps be one of the more important cases in modern times, and a precedence could be drawn from it the future.

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Issue - December - 2022, Posted On:  December 01, 2022

The patient – a seventy-four-year-old senior citizen – was taken to neurosurgeon at a reputed hospital. He complained of headache and dizziness. The doctor performed tests and diagnosed pituitary gland tumour.

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