Patient Rights

Patient rights are as follows:

  • The patient has a right to be told all the facts about his/her illness.
  • The patient has the right to have his/her medical records explained.
  • The patient has the right to be made aware of risks and side effects, if any, of the treatment prescribed for him/her.
  • When a Patient is given a physical examination, he/she has a right to be handled with consideration and due regard for his/her modesty.
  • The patient has the right to know about his/her doctor's qualification.
  • The patient has the right to complete confidentiality regarding his/her illness.
  • If the Patient is unsure about the treatment prescribed, especially when an operation or surgery suggested, he/she has a right to get a second opinion from any specialist.
  • The patient has the right to be told in advance what an operation is for and the possible risks involved. If this is not possible because of Patient being unconscious or for some other reasons, his/her nearest relative must be told before they consent to the operation.
  • If the Patient is to be discharged or moved to another hospital, he/she has the right to be informed in advance and also a freedom to make his/her own choice of hospital or nursing home, in consultation with the Doctor.
  • The patient has the right to get his/her case papers upon request.
  • The patient has the right to be treated with respect and dignity, in a safe and clean environment regardless of his age, gender, race, origin, religion, sexual orientation or disabilities.
  • The patient has the right to get information from the hospital regarding the expected cost of treatment and payment policies.

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