Doctor-Patient Ratio Miserably Failed During Covid-19; No Criminal Negligence Can Be Attached On Individual Opinion: Chhattisgarh High Court
Denying the claim of medical negligence against a doctor for alleged wrongful administration of Remdesivir injection leading to death of a 69 years old woman, the Chhattisgarh High Court observed that putting Doctors to criminal prosecution for negligence would create a lot of “emotional disturbance” at the time of pandemic, when the doctors are serving the ailing. Justice Goutam Bhaduri remarked that the doctors made their best effort to revive the ailing ones despite the miserably falling doctors-patient ratio. It remarked that no criminal negligence can be attached on an individual opinion. “Under these circumstances, one has to indicate trust in the system and cannot be allowed to abuse the conditions, maybe a self-certified bonafide,” the Court further added.