Can doctors be charged under IPC section 308?

Can doctors be charged under IPC section 308?

In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk whether doctors can be charged under IPC Section 308. Section 308 is an attempt to commit culpable homicide. It states that whoever does any act with such intention and under such circumstances that if it caused death, he would be guilty of culpable homicide and would be punished with imprisonment of 3 years or with fine or both. Dr. Aggarwal explains whether it has caused damage to the patient due to the doctor’s or administrator’s negligence then he can be charged under IPC Section 308. Also, each doctor should keep all the necessary facilities and equipment such as oxygen machine and cylinder, ambubag, resuscitation first aid kit etc.

Dr. KK Aggarwal

Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He was the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He was also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus

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