Spotlight on medicine & law

  • | Monday | 21st October, 2019

By Express News ServiceCHENNAI: Institute of Medicine & Law organised the 4th National Convention on Medicine & Law 2019 on Sunday. The convention was attended by doctors, policy makers and legal experts from across India. The convener of this edition Dr TN Ravisankar said, “The convention will try to address the concerns of the medical fraternity on some pressing legal issues affecting healthcare practitioners. Some of these include setting up of a medical tribunal to avoid doctors and hospitals being sued in multiple forums simultaneously, relooking at the draconian Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, and abrogating the sensitivity tests for antibiotics, which is medically obsolete but legally mandatory. Dr K Narasimha Rao, a practicing orthopaedic surgeon from Tiruchy advocated an innovative solution with Aadhaar.

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