A REVIEW ON LEGAL AND CLINICAL DUTIES OF REGISTERED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER IN CASE OF SUSPECTED POISONING
*Dr. Amrit Malik, Dr. Sudhir Malik and Dr. Chinky Goyal
Poisoning in the present era is very common and a threat to the life of patient. Broadly the medico legal cases of poisoning are divided into three main categories: namely suicidal poisoning, homicidal poisoning and accidental poisoning. Doctor plays a very important role in saving the life of patients and fulfilling ethical and legal liabilities in such cases. Immediate treatment makes the prognosis better and compliance of legal duties helps in solving the poisoning cases. Hiding or concealing of information in poisoning cases may bring punishment to the doctor. Preserving the gastric lavage fluid, viscera and other articles like bottles, syringes etc. itself lead to important clues for investigation after chemical analysis. Role of Doctor is equally important in treatment of patient and in medico-legal duties.
Keywords: Duties, Poisoning, Medico legal.
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