The defence lawyers are coming down harshly on the doctor who extracted Salman's blood for testing
I am rattled to think that a former medical officer of a reputed hospital like the JJ hospital would be unskilled to carry out the procedure of testing a blood sample! But that is exactly what has happened in Salman Khan's ongoing hit and run trial. Dr Suhas Pawar extracted the blood from the Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor and gave two samples to the cops in two separate vials. He claimed to have extracted a total of 6 ml for chemical analysis.
But now the doctor is being questioned by the defence lawyers as it turns out that he was only supposed to extract 5 ml blood. Not just that the defence lawyers also argued that Dr Pawar was not aware of the standard procedure as mentioned in the Civil Medical Code which is followed in all medico-legal cases!
Not only did Dr Pawar forget that he was supposed to extract 5 ml blood he also didn't seal the vial with the required preservatives to prevent fermentation for accurate results. Defence lawyer Shrikant Shivde asked Dr Pawar why such ignorance was practised to which the doctor replied that it was common practice to extract an extra ml of blood! At this Shivde quipped, "Does your common practice have precedence over the Civil Medical Code?"
What followed was even more bizarre! Dr Pawar said that he was not taught about the Civil Medical Code in his MBBS course and that the code might have been published after he became a licensed medical practitioner. His reply stunned the court and Shivde came down harshly on Dr Pawar for his ineptitude saying, "The Civil Medical Code had been in publication since 1976."
With such incompetence prevailing, seems like a final verdict on Salman Khan's hit and run case won't be out any time soon!
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