01 December, 2020

Whose Side Are You, Doc

A small band of warriors continues its dogged fight against medical negligence

Narendra Bisht
Whose Side Are You, Doc

Survival Strategy

Tips from People for Better Treatment to make your battle less tough

  • Always insist on a post-mortem and based on that file a police complaint under Section 304 of IPC.
  • ake an immediate written request for complete Medical Records citing Section 1.3.2 of the MCI’s Code of Ethics and Regulations.
  • Keep original documents with you.
  • Write a complaint with detailed evidence (photocopies) to the state medical council with copy to PBT, MCI and the state health ministry
  • Discuss possible “civil” (for compensation) within 2 years and “criminal” case, where appropriate; prepare case with help from a doctor.


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