Draft charter of Patients’ Rights released.
Draft charter of Patients’ Rights released by Union Health Ministry.
On September 5, 2018, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released draft Charter of Patients’ Rights. the objective of this right is for proper health care by medical establishments.
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC):
CEO and Secretary General: Shri Ambuj Sharma.
Union Health Ministry:
♦ Union Minister: Jagat Prakash Nadda.
♦ Minister of State: Anupriya Patel , F.S. Kulaste.
i. This was prepared by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
ii. Under the draft total 17 rights are for patients. Some of them are:
- right to non-discrimination.
- right to informed consent.
- right to seek a second opinion.
- right to choose alternate treatment options.
iii. This will act as a guidance for the Union and state governments to act by in the case of health protection of the patients.
iv. It has been published as per the recommendations of the National Council of Clinical Establishments, a statutory body under Clinical Establishments Act.