Right to Emergency care

Date of Judgment: 23.02.2007

Case No: Appeal (Civil) 919 of 2007

The Supreme Court has ruled that all injured persons especially in the case of road traffic accidents, assaults, etc ., when brought to a hospital / medical center, have to be offered first aid, stabilized and shifted to a higher centre /government center if required. It is only after this that the hospital can demand payment or complete police formalities.

In case you a bystander and wish to help someone in an accident, please go ahead and do so. Your responsibility ends as soon as you leave the person at the hospital.

The hospital bears the responsibility of informing the police, first aid, etc.

Please do inform our family and friends about these basic rights so that we all know what to expect and what to do in the hour of need.

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