Weak Laws in India for Patient Protection

Weak Laws for Patient Protection

No Laws to Protect Patients
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Weak laws that side with doctors and medical professionals in India are the main cause of rampant greed and mal-practice in India. Doctors and hospitals can get away with evil behavior without much reprimand.

 

Value of life calculation in Court in a malpractice case:

  • Calculation example:
    • Current Age: 25
    • Current Salary: ┬áRs. 20,000 ($350) per month
    • Expected average age to live: 65 years
      • Compensation the hospital must pay for killing the patient: $180,000 (1.8 Crore)
      • This usually happens after 10-15 years of litigation

 

There are NO RULES about teaching the hospital and doctors a lesson so it never happens again. Its a shame that Hospitals in India do not learn from their mistakes.

 

Read below articles and excerpts we have gathered from News and personal experiences.