The punishment awarded to a doctor found guilty of professional criminal negligence is: (AIIMS May 2014)
|A||Imprisonment for 2 years|
|C||Imprisonment for 7 years|
|D||2 years imprisonment and fine|
2 years imprisonment and fine
a. (Professional negligence = Malpraxis is of 2 types- Civil Negligence and Criminal Negligence.
b. A doctor held guilty of Criminal Negligence can be charged under Sec. 304A IPC for ‘Causing death by a rash & negligent act’. The punishment under this section is up to 2 years with or without fine.
c. In addition to this, the doctor can also be tried for Civil negligence in a Civil court where he might be liable to pay damages to the patient.)