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1st September, 2017
Why should doctors be charged under Penal Codes?
 
Dr KK Aggarwal
Of late, doctors are more and more being criminally prosecuted.
 
Recently, a doctor from Kochi was charged under section 354 of IPC "Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty" following a complaint from a woman patient "who had come for treatment at around 5.15 pm, stating that it was casualty time" that the accused doctor pushed her (TOI, August 30, 2017).
 
"354. Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any woman, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby outrage her modesty, shall be punished with impris­onment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both."
 
In the recent Gorakhpur tragedy, the concerned doctors were suspended. They were also charged under section 308 "Attempt to commit culpable homicide" for administrative lapses.
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Obituary
IMA, IJCP and eMedinewS condole the death of Dr Deepak Amarapurkar

Dr Deepak Amarapurkar passed away yesterday in an unfortunate and shocking incident. He had been missing since the downpour in Mumbai on Tuesday when minutes away from his home, he fell into a manhole, while walking on a flooded road. After missing for more than two days, his body was found yesterday. Dr Deepak Amarapurkar was a renowned gastroenterologist of the country and was an esteemed member of our Editorial Board. In his tragic death, the medical fraternity and the community have lost a stalwart. 

We express our deepest condolences to the bereaved family.

May his soul rest in peace!
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