Post surgery infection is NOT negligence
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Post surgery infection is NOT negligence
Following precautions have been advised by the Court:

-Merely because a patient gets infection a hospital/doctor will not be held negligent. It is an accepted complication. However, it must be shown in the court that the requisite precautions to keep infection under control were taken

-Any deviation from the standard protocol must be for bonafide and medically sound reason/s

-Certain important medical actions and decisions cannot be delegated to junior doctors or nurses. Every doctor must contemplate the aforesaid before delegating any duties

-Maintain Operation Theater (OT) asepsis meticulously. Fumigation, ultraviolet (UV) light sterilization and such other precautions must be strictly followed

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