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