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Supreme Court rule for Emergency Care

Supreme Court has given a rule that a person injured especially in the case of road traffic accident or assault etc. should be provided with the first aid and then the hospital should fulfill with the police formalities.

Apnainsurance.com Research Bureau

23 Feb 2007

On February 23, 2007, the Supreme Court of India has laid out a rule regarding emergency care. Any person injured, especially in cases of road or traffic accidents, assaults, etc., should be offered first aid, stabilized, and if required shifted to a higher centre or a government centre once they are brought to hospital or a medical centre.

After providing first aid, hospital authorities can go ahead with the police formalities.

If you are an onlooker, you need not worry about police formality, the main reason why people hesitate to lend a helping hand. An onlooker who helps bring a victim to the hospital can consider his/her duty as ended.