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What is the time frame in which an admitted patient must be seen by the consultant?
Dr KK Aggarwal and Ms Ira Gupta,  06 July 2018
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This matter was discussed in an order DMC/DC/F14/532/2008 dated 27.03.2008. The Hospital submitted their protocol as 90 minutes in case of emergency and 6-8 hours in not urgent cases as the minimum duration under which it is required by a consultant to personally examine a patient admitted under him. However, the Council observed that this was not acceptable.According to the Council, “In a relatively large set-up, it is reasonable to accept that at least one consultant should be ideally, physically available in the Hospital and
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