About Patients' Rights

In India, most of us visit a hospital or a doctor in case of immediate medical attention, in such situations doctor’s word is considered ultimate and every aspect of the treatment is taken as an ultimate truth. Given the paternalistic model of physician patient relation, physician becomes the decision maker and gives a little choice to the patients in the treatment. Additionally, there could be experiences of irrational laboratory testing, excess medications which are received by the patients without questioning the practitioner.

Indian health care system is unequally divided between the public and private sector with more than 80% of the care provided by private sector. Over the years, growth of the private sector has been considerable in Read More..

Patients' Speak



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    WHY DO WE NEED THIS STUDY? Resident doctors form the backbone of the Indian medical system. They ar...read more

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About Medical Negligence

The Compensation cap in Medical Negligence: critical issues to reckon with
An established part of patients’ rights in the Indian legislation today is the right to complaint and seek redressal through the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) 1986 for any deficiency in service, breach of duty in medical services or negligence leading to damage or loss of life. In the absence of any recognition of the patients’ bill of rights as such, this Act stands as disciplinary safeguard against malpractice in medicine. Read More..