Throwing light on medico-legal issues

Doctors, jurists and media personnel discussed medico-legal issues to create awareness on the law concerning medicine in the backdrop of attacks on doctors.

The one-day event, organised by FehmiCare Hospital, comprised multiple talks and a debate on the role of media.

The sessions dealt with patient consent, laws that doctors should know, consumer protection act and responding to legal notice, among others.

Experts also spoke about crisis management in the case of table death and response to warrants.

Attack on doctors

The event assumes significance as organisations, including the Indian Medical Association, have claimed increase in number of attacks on doctors.

Among the many demands, doctors have demanded that cases should not be booked under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code.

The guest of honour at the event, Justice V. Ramasubramanian, Judge at High Court of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, spoke about important judgements to highlight the course of law in legal matters concerning medical practise.

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