Non-availability of emergency operation theatre, doctor's foreign visit not medical negligence: Supreme Court

Pertinently, the Court held that a doctor cannot be expected to remain on the bed side of the patient throughout his stay in the hospital.
Supreme Court, Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice V Ramasubhramnium
Supreme Court, Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice V Ramasubhramnium

No fault can be attached to a hospital if the operation theatres were occupied when the patient was taken for surgery, the Supreme Court held on Tuesday (Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre vs Asha Jaiswal).

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