“Filling of ‘F’ forms is a clerical work to be done by Clinic and not by a Radiologist” – Bombay High Court

“Filling of ‘F’ forms is a clerical work to be done by Clinic and not by a Radiologist” – Bombay High Court
The Bombay High Court came to the rescue of Radiologists by ruling that it is not the duty of a radiologist to maintain details in Form BH F.

It is pure clerical work which is required to be done by the clinic, and the doctor can’t be prosecuted for non-maintenance of details in the form, the court observed while quashing a criminal complaint against two radiologists from Pune. (CRI. WRIT PETITION NO. 4194 OF 2014
Dr. Ranjeet Ghatge V/s The State of Maharashtra & Anr. )

Justice M.L. Tahilyani, in his nine-page order while quashing the prosecution initiated against Dr Ranjeet Ghatge and Dr Sanjay Kadyan, who were charged under section 25 and rule 9 (4) of the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, observed “In my opinion, they cannot be prosecuted for not maintaining particular record, which is required to be maintained by the genetic clinic.”

The judge, after examining the rules and the Act, noted, “Minute details mentioned in Form F are, in my opinion, to be filled by the staff members of the clinic. The person/doctor conducting ultrasonography on a pregnant woman will keep complete record of the ultrasonography done by him and not the details of Form F.”

 

“Filling of ‘F’ forms is a clerical work to be done by Clinic and not by a Radiologist” – Bombay High Court

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