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Doctors must protect human rights of their patients

The gist of a panel discussion organized by NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences (NKPSIMS) on the occasion of World Bioethics Day on Wednesday suggested that any doctor or hospital cannot take for granted patient's consent while giving treatment or doing any procedure. Doctors have to ensure that the patient is well informed about the treatment being given, its pros and cons, and that there is no violation of his human rights, dignity, privacy and confidentiality.

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