RIGHT TO EMERGENCY CARE
Date of Judgment: 23.02.2007
Case No: Appeal (civil) 919 of 2007
The Supreme Court has ruled all that injured persons especially in the case of road accidents, assaults, etc.., when brought to a hospital / medical centre, have to be offered first aid, stabilized and shifted to higher centre / government centre if required. It is only after this that the hospital can demand payment or complete police formalities. In case you 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.