A bench of Justice Atul Sreedharan has laid down seven-point landmark guidelines for the police and the subordinate courts over handling of cases in which the government doctors are accused of patient’s death due to negligence.
“Looking at the rising trend of roping in doctors working in the Government Hospitals by the next of kin of persons dying during the course of treatment at Government Hospitals, this Court considers it essential to lay down guidelines for the police and the courts below while dealing with the cases implicating doctors working in Government Hospitals and Health Centres”, the court said.
The guidelines were issued by the court considering various judgment of the Apex Court in such cases.
The seven-point guidelines issued by the court were
The court allowed the petition filed by the government doctor and quashed a complaint case pending against him in the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court at Sagar.
Read the order here.