Scholars discuss medical ethics and law at CUK

SRINAGAR: Scholars and professionals discussed host of topics related to medical law and ethics on the second day of a seminar held at Central University of Kashmir in collaboration with Islamic University of Kashmir.
Prominent themes that were discussed include Islamic perspective on medical ethics ,medical negligence, maternity and law, influence of medical representatives on prescribing practice, surrogacy in India( law and practice), Islamic ethics, euthanasia, and criminal investigation
Mohammad Alfat Hussain Ahanger, Adjunct FacultyDepartment of Law at Central University of Kashmir talked about the declining female child ratio and described female feoticide as the main culprit.
Gulafroz Jan, Assistant Professor Law at CUK and Dr. Beauty Banday Assistant Professor Law at Kashmir University discussed medical negligence, (maternity and law) with reference to district Srinagar
“Medical negligence are increasing because there was no proper implementation of law. There are number of complaints against the doctors but unfortunately no steps have been taken by the authority. As in case of maternity healthcare the position is so worst that most of the deaths take place but complaints were not redressed by the health authority and it is surprising that only 1% of the doctors were sentenced and the licenses suspended. No doubt there is remedy available in consumers court but it I seen that the system is in favor of doctors,” she said.
Registrar CUK Prof M Afzal Zargar said that laws should not be restricted to books only and the enforcement agencies should implement them in letter and spirit.