MEDICAL FAQ's

Ethics in medical term refers to the principles related to the practice of clinical medicine and scientific research. As per Dr. K K Aggarwal, ethics are different for doctors and medical establishments. For example, doctors can’t advertise but medical establishments are doing so. He further states that there should be a uniform code of ethics and non-doctors should not manage or control doctors. Delhi Medical Council (DMC) recently issued an order warning registered doctors against the practice of cross pathy — prescribing homeopathy and ayurvedic drugs along with allopathy medicines. Frequently asked questions on ethics are:

1. Will it be ethical if a physician refuses to see a patient ?
2. Why are ethics different for doctors and medical establishment?
3. How can a individual file a complain against doctors who is behaving unprofessionally?
4. What is meant by unprofessional conduct?

  • What is the gist of Justice Rajivend law Delhi High court judgment?

    In This Video, Dr Anil Bansal, Chairman Anti Quackery Cell of Delhi, Medical Council will explain the Rajiv end law judgment.


    In 2016, Delhi high court gave a landmark judgment. This judgment was little confusing for bureaucrats, politicians and Ayurvedic practitioners as there were many notifications that they can practice modern system of medicine.


    Delhi high court after a series of discussion gave the judgment that cross-pathy is not allowed. The high court has clearly explained the Dr. Mukhtiyar Chand case in detail. The person who is registered in Medical Council of India or State Medical Council can practice modern system of medicine. If the person is registered in different pathy such as Ayurved, Homoepathy, etc. should practice their own system of medicine.

  • Who can write modern medicine drugs?
    In This Video, Dr Anil Bansal, Chairman Anti Quackery Cell Of Delhi, Medical Council, Answer "Who can write modern medicine Drug"
  • Can a chemist prescribe a Drug?
    In This Video, Dr Anil Bansal, Chairman Anti Quackery Cell Of Delhi, Medical Council, Answer "Can a chemist prescribe a Drug"
  • What about Violence on Doctors in Pakistan?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will discuss on the topic of violence on doctors in Pakistan in this video. In Pakistan, there are lots of problem regarding the violence on doctors and paramedics. He will talk about the doctor-patient relation. Patients feel that doctors are negligent towards them and then they generally start destroying the hospital.

  • What about Violence on Doctors in Bangladesh?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will talk about violence on doctors in Bangladesh. There are lot of incidences of violence happening in Bangladesh. The reasons are that patient are not satisfied and they have grievances that doctors should cure the patients at any cost. The medical association in working on these issues to prevent violence on doctors.

  • What about the Dawn & Durable Protest on 2nd October?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will talk about Dawn & Durable Protest. He will talk about inter ministerial demands to be accepted by the government. The Ministry of Health in PCNPCDT should accept the amendments suggested. He will further highlight the point as to why inter ministerial committee should be formed and amendments are necessary and government should look into this matter and if not, then they would protest against it.

  • Should doctors Fight for 1 Voice?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will talk on fight for one voice in this video. He discusses that if IMA has to progress, then there should be a uniform code of conduct among the doctors, pharmaceutical industry and the medical establishments. If the patients are managed by non-doctors having a different code of conduct then it will be very difficult to provide service in the community.

  • Why is violence on doctors increasing in India?
    Prof. Bejon Misra, Founder-Director, PSM India Initiative, will talk about the violence faced by Indian doctors. He says, that in our country the law enforcement is very poor. The doctors are overburdened as the doctor-patient ratio is the lowest. There should be strict action taken against patients who take law in their hand against doctors or hospitals. The culprits get away without punishment and they continue committing these kinds of crimes on medical doctors.

     
    Patients get angry when doctors are not able to spend extra time with the patients and explain them in a proper way. So the time which the doctor spends with the patient should also be improved. A paramedical force should also be created who can help doctors in providing counseling to the patient.
  • What is IMA non-violence policy?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk about the IMA non- violence policy. He will explain that violence is hurting someone by thoughts, words and action. Indian Medical Association policy is a request to all the patients in the community not to indulge into violence if they are not satisfied with the treatment. 


    Dr. Aggarwal will also highlight that non-violence should also be practiced among doctors. As doctors are role model in the society, they should practice medicine with humility with all their patients.

  • Is it right for doctors to be implicated under Section 308?

    The video talks about whether it is right for doctors to be implicated under Section 308 by Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications.  The section states that whoever does any act which such intention by an act caused death and is guilty of culpable homicide will be punished by imprisonment of three years or fine or both. He will talk about two cases where doctors were punished under this section 308 in Gorakhpur.

  • Is it right for a hospital to admit two patients in one bed?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss whether it is right for hospital to admit two patients in one bed. No hospital should have bed occupancy of more than 85% and two patients in one bed are not allowed.


    Dr. Aggarwal will further talk that this can lead to infections. The resources of the hospital such as doctors, nurses, drugs and other facilities are for the 85% occupancy. If the occupancy is more than all patients will suffer and are deprived of essential facilities.

  • What are the unethical acts in IVF?

    The unethical acts in IVF are explained by Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Medical Director, Advanced Fertility & Gynecology Center, New Delhi in this video. Unfortunately, unlike any other specialty, there are certain practices which are unethical in IVF. The most common is utilizing eggs and sperms of other couples without consent. This is very uncommon as most clinicians are very strong regarding their ethics in IVF.