Court Orders Preliminary Enquiry Into Alleged Medical Negligence: SSP To File Report

Jammu, Jan 24: Judicial Magistrate First Class Bishnah Assma Choudhary has ordered preliminary enquiry into a death allegedly due to medical negligence.

One applicant approached the court with an application seeking registration of FIR against one Doctor for his medical negligence, which led to the death of  his brother.

After hearing Judge said that in order to ascertain whether prima facie a medical negligence is made out against a medical professional or not, I deem it appropriate to refer the matter for a preliminary enquiry.

Accordingly, Magistrate directed that SSP Jammu shall place the matter before the Principal Government Medical College Jammu, who shall constitute a committee of doctors or experts to give an opinion applying the Bolam’s test to ascertain whether a prima facie case of medical negligence is made out against the non-applicant or not.

The Magistrate further directed SSP to file the report of preliminary enquiry on next date of hearing



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