Should doctors give consultation/prescription over phone or
Medico-legal cases concerning online or phone consultation/prescription are not uncommon where the treating doctor is held guilty.

The IMA said in a release, “A history of ailments and clinical examination is needed to prescribe any medication. Hence, telephonic consultation without seeing a patient is not ethically or legally valid.”

Should doctors give consultation/prescription over phone or online without examining a patient?
A) Yes
B) No
C) Can't say
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No, patients may not clearly define or be able to tell their complaints in written or on call which a doctor can see and treat accordingly. Sometimes patients send pictures of their skin lesions which may or may not be clear. Pictures at times fail to tell if the lesions are red or blue or purple.
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