IMA president Dr. KK Agrawal stated that Doctors should not be sent to jail for doing their job. He mentioned that Doctors are soft targets and may get criminally prosecuted for doing their job in situations in which there is an administrative failure.
Additionally, he added that every Doctor may have charges against them in situations in which the hospitals they work in does not have facilities to treat patients. Moreover, he cited that criminally charging Doctors is a misuse of the Indian Penal Code and Doctors should be exempted rather than charged.
Furthermore, he cites that in situations in which the hostility will continue it could lead to Doctors having contractual relationships with their patients with clearly cited terms and conditions.