Hospital must take consent before putting patient to invasiv
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Holding that a patient has an inviolable right in regard to his body, the National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission said that doctors must take consent of a person or his family members for any invasive procedure of treatment. The provision of taking consent could be neglected only if urgent intervention was required to save the life of a patient.

In a recent case, the bench of justice held a Delhi-based hospital guilty of negligence by not taking consent before inserting central venous line on a patient and directed it to pay a compensation of Rs 7 lakh to him. The insertion of catheter by Central Venous Line procedure being an invasive procedure carrying certain risk of complication including the injury to the jugular vein or bursting of the blood cells, the concerned team of doctors was legally required to obtain the consent of the patient.

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