Chandigarh, Feburary 23–Senior Professor of Forensic Department, PGIMS, Rohtak, Dr S. K. Dhattarwal, presented a paper ‘Consent on Medical Care” at the 2nd International Conference on Medical Negligence and Litigation in Medical Practice, organized by the Indian Association of Medical-Legal Experts, in Goa from Februaty 20-21. Dr. Dhatterwal also presided over as Chairman Academic at the conference.
Speaking about the conference and his presentation, Dr Dharratwal said that with the growth of medical profession medical negligence was also growing. Resultantly, litigation in medical practice is increasing by
the day, and medical professionals will have to be very careful to avoid such problems. Its very important to have patient’s consent before taking him for operation. It should also be ensured that patients and his relatives are fully apprised of the patient’s codition, and accordingly informed. Consent must be got signed by the
patient or his relatives as the case may be.
No organ(s) or any part of thebody should be removed or operated upon without the written consent of the patient. To avoid problems before and during the operation, possibilities of emphasis on appointing
doctors or liaison officers were also discussed at the conference. About 250 delegates from India and 21 deligates from all over the world, attended the conference.
Dr. Shivadutta, Associate Professor, Dept of Phisilogy, PGIMS Rohtak, has been awarded cash prize of Rs 2,000 and a certificate for his paper presented at the 85th National Conference of Indian Medical Association held at Jaipur. The topic of the presentation was “Chronic Exposure of Electromagnetic Waves from Mobile Phones enters the community functions of human body”.
Dr. Dutta said that excessive use of mobile phones or exposure to electro magnetic waves slowed down our reaction time in day-to-day work. He carried out his research for three years on about hundred
volunteers. It was found that out of hundred volunteers, the ones having excess usage of mobile phones had less reaction time as compared to the less users and non users which shows that excessive
use of mobiles may effect our nervous system. It may slow down our thinking power.
While congratulating Dr. Dutta, the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. S.S. Sangwan, and Director, Dr. Chand Singh Dhull, said that research and academic activities were necessary in medical field for the betterment of