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 ahospital /medical center, have to be offered first aid, stabilized andshifted to a higher center / government center if required.
It is only after this that the hospital can demand payment or complete police formalities.
In case you are 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 your family and friends about these basic rights sothat we all know what to expect and what to do in the hour of need.
Please not only go ahead and forward, use it too!
I recd the above msg from Mr Watwani. It needs widest possible publicity. Most of all Hospitals and the Police must be made aware of the above order of the Supreme Court.