Medico Legal Corner
Can a telephonic medical consult be regarded as a valid consult?
Dr KK Aggarwal and Ms Ira Gupta, 31 May 2018
The MCI, Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act (CEA) and National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) Acts are silent on this issue. However, in a Supreme Court of India judgment (SCI: 3541 of 2002, Martin F. D’Souza vs Mohd. Ishfaq, dated 17.02.2009), Justice Markandey Katju and Justice G S Singhvi gave directions to all medical establishments and doctors and observed “54 (iii b): No prescription should ordinarily be given without actual examinati
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