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October 7th, 2008, 10:18 PM
Right to Emergency Care:

Date of Judgment: 23/02/2007.
Case No.: Appeal (civil) 919 of 2007.

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The Supreme Court has ruled that all injured persons
especially in the case of road traffic accidents,
assaults, etc., when brought to a hospital / medical
centre, have to be offered first aid, stabilized and
shifted to a higher centre / government centre 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 so that we all know what to expect and
what to do in the hour of need.