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Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 08 March 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
Can doctor be held liable for not rendering a service or facility, which is not available in the hospital?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 07 March 2019
The doctor cannot be held liable for not rendering a facility which was not available in the hospital If the hospital knowingly fails to provide some amenities that are fundamental for t ...MORE
Are all consent given for medical treatment valid?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 06 March 2019
According to Section 10 of the Indian Contract Act 1872 an agreement is a contract when it is made for some consideration between parties who are competent with their free consent and ...MORE
Can a doctor or consultant be held liable for the negligence of his junior?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 05 March 2019
Doctors have a duty to satisfy themselves that the persons to whom the task is delegated are qualified and or have the appropriate experience knowledge and skill to discharge the duties d ...MORE
In which situations consent is not necessary to be obtained by the doctor or hospital?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 04 March 2019
In case of nbsp medical emergency the doctor can operate on the patient without his or her consent and the doctor is protected by the defence of medical necessity of obta ...MORE
What should be done if a non-pharmacist is found dispensing a drug in a pharmacy?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 03 March 2019
As per the provisions of Section 42 of the Pharmacy Act 1948 only the registered pharmacist can compound prepare mix or dispense any medicine on prescription of a medical practitioner ...MORE