Patient Rights & Responsibilities

Patient Rights

  • Right to considerate and respectful care.
  • Right to information on diagnosis, treatment and medicines.
  • Right to obtain all the relevant information about the professionals involved in the patient care.
  • Right to expect that all the communications and records pertaining to his/her case be treated as confidential .
  • Right to every consideration of his/her privacy concerning his/her medical care programme.
  • Right to expect prompt treatment in an emergency.
  • Right to refuse to participate in human experimentation, research, project affecting his/hercare or treatment.
  • Right to get copies of medical records.
  • Right to know what hospital rules and regulations apply to him/her as a patient and thefacilities obtainable to the patient.
  • Right to get details of the bill.
  • Right to seek second opinion about his/her disease, treatment,etc.

Patient’s Responsibilities

  • To faithfully undergo the agreed therapy.
  • To follow the doctors instructions diligently.
  • To take necessary preventive measures in case of infectious diseases as per the doctors instructions.
  • To be aware that doctors and nurses are also human beings and are amenable to mistakes and lapses.
  • To make the payment for the treatment, wherever applicable, to the doctors/hospitalpromptly.
  • To respect the autonomy of the doctors and nurses.
  • To treat doctors and nurses with respect.
  • To be punctual to attend the clinics/hospital/dispensary for the treatment at the given time.
  • To preserve all the records of one’s illness.
  • To keep the doctor informed if the patient wants to change the hospital/doctor.