Don’t charge the patient to perform a corrective surgery for
Don’t charge the patient to perform a corrective surgery for a negligent act - National Consumer Commission.
Following precautions have been advised by the Court:

-Whenever you discover that you have been negligent and the patient has been harmed as a result thereof, take appropriate corrective steps at the earliest

-It is advisable that the patient should not be charged for such corrective steps

-A doctor can withdraw from a patient who is not willing to pay fees. In case of hospitalized patients, they can be referred to another government/charitable facility or requested to take a discharge

-Do not admit a patient in the first instance if the requisite facilities/consultants are unavailable at the hospital. In case a hospitalized patient moves out of the expertise of the treating doctors/hospital, transfer the patient to another appropriate facility at the earliest

-Surgeons must follow the standard protocols before closing the patient after the surgery is finished

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