Medico Legal Corner
Are doctors supposed to administer medicine as per the instructions only?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 15 April 2019
Doctor is expected to administer the medicines to his patients as per the instructions including the maximum dosage given on the package of the medicine. Doctor cannot depart from the instructions as given on the package of the medicine or any medical equipment.If the doctor properly follows all the instructions as given on the package of the medicine or any medical equipment, then the doctor cannot be held for the medical negligence, if the said medicine does not work for the patient
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