World Journal of
Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
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Abstract

A REVIEW ON DUTIES AND LAWS RELATED TO MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS IN MEDICOLEGAL ASPECTS OF POISONING

Rashmi Choudhary*, Dr. S. R. Inchulkar, Dr.Prafulla and Kirti Sharma

ABSTRACT

Every poisoning case, whether acute or chronic, has medicolegal overtones. Basically there are three categories of medicolegal cases: accidental, suicidal, and homicidal. The majority constitutes either accidental or suicidal poisoning, while homicidal cases are quite rare. Whatever the nature, every physician of hospital (Government or private) are under a legal obligation to treat them to the best possible extent, and no case can be turned away on the pretext that the hospital concerned is not “authorized” to handle medicolegal cases. If adequate facilities do not exist for proper treatment, the patient should be administered first-aid and such other medical or surgical help that is possible under the circumstances before referring him to the nearest hospital where required facilities exist. This paper deals with the duties of registered medical practitioner (RMP) which will help them to be efficient, empirical as well as legal towards their profession.

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