PT. PARMANAND KATARA Vs. UNION OF INDIA & ORS.
Coram: MISRA RANGNATH
Constitution of India, 1950: Article 21--Obligation on the State to preserve life--Every doctor has professional obligation to extend services to protect life--All Govern- ment hospitals/Medical institutions to pro vide immediate medical aid in all cases. Indian Medical Council Act, 1860: Section 33--Indian Medical Council/Code of Medical Ethics--Clauses 10 and 13--Obligation to sick--Patient not to be neglected--Court emphasized necessity to provide immediate medical aid. Practice and Procedure: Medical professional--Law courts will not summon unless evidence is necessary--Should not be made to wait and waste time unnecessarily.
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