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What procedure and safeguard is to be followed if there is no advance medical directive?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 12 September 2019
In the landmark judgment titled as nbsp ldquo Common Cause versus Union of India 2018 5 SCC 1 passed by the Hon rsquo ble Constitution Bench of 4 Judges of the Supreme Court of India it has held ...MORE
Are life-saving machines, devices and equipments like CPAP machine covered under insurance policy?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 11 September 2019
Life-saving machines and devices such as pacemaker CPAP BiPAP orthopedic implants intracardiac valve replacements vascular stents relevant laboratory diagnostic tests X-ray and such similar implants and machine ...MORE
Is there a law for curbing noise pollution in hospitals?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 10 September 2019
Yes The Noise Pollution Regulation and Control Rules 2000 hereinafter referred to as ldquo Noise Rules 2000 has been enacted and enforced in India with the object to regulate and control noise producing and ge ...MORE
Can a registered medical practitioner force his patient to purchase the drug / medicine from him only?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 09 September 2019
No the registered medical practitioner cannot compel or force his patient to purchase the drug medicine from him only Though as per Item No 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules 1945 nbsp and ...MORE
Are doctors supposed to share any pictures or video of treatment with the patient or his relative?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 08 September 2019
Yes it is obligatory for doctors hospitals to provide the copy of the case record or medical record and also share the pictures or video recording of surgery or any case notes other than the discharge summary to the ...MORE
Can a patient dictate as to what all a doctor should write instead of following the protocol?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 07 September 2019
No the patient cannot dictate to any doctor as to what write and doctors have to follow their protocol As per the provisions of Clause 7 7 of the Indian Medical Council Professional Conduct Etiquette and Ethics Reg ...MORE