The Supreme Court of India has ruled that all injured persons especially in the case of road traffic accidents, assaults, etc., when brought to a hospital / medical centre, have to be offered first aid, stabilized and shifted to a higher centre / government centre if required.
It is only after this that the hospital can demand payment or complete police formalities. In case you are a bystander and wish to help someone in an accident, please go ahead and do so. Your responsibility ends as soon as you leave the person at the hospital. The hospital bears the responsibility of informing the police, first aid, etc.
Please do inform your family and friends about these basic rights so that we all know what to do in the hour of need.
You may have to remember this reference:
Case No: Appeal (civil) 919 of 2007
Date of Judgment: 23/02/2007
Judegement by Supreme Court, India.
Lets be educated about the law.