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Are life-saving machines, devices and equipments like CPAP machine covered under insurance policy?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 06 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 ...MORE
If the doctor waives off his fees, will he still be held liable for medical negligence?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 05 September 2019
Waiving off fee does not take away the responsibility of the doctor If the doctor has not charged his fees but has committed medical negligence or does not treat his patient properly the ...MORE
What is res ipsa loquitur?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 04 September 2019
Res ipsa loquitur nbsp translates as lsquo the thing speaks for itself rsquo In a case where negligence is evident the principle of nbsp res ipsa loquitur nbsp operates and the complainant does n ...MORE
Should difference of opinion after consultation be conveyed to the patient?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 03 September 2019
Regulation 3 4 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations ldquo Statement to Patient after Consultation rdquo has clarified this as below ldquo 3 4 1 ...MORE
Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 02 September 2019
Yes it is mandatory for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receip ...MORE
When can a doctor make a formal announcement in the press?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 01 September 2019
6 1 1 MCI Act A medical practitioner is however permitted to make a formal announcement in press regarding the following On start ...MORE