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When can a doctor make a formal announcement in the press?

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Dr KK Aggarwal and Ira Gupta    15 January 2018

Advertising to solicit patients directly or indirectly, by a physician, by a group of physicians or by institutions or organizations is considered an unethical act as per regulation 6.1.1 of Code of Ethics Regulations, 2002. However, a medical practitioner is permitted to make a formal announcement in press regarding the following:

  1. On starting practice.
  2. On change of type of practice.
  3. On changing address.
  4. On temporary absence from duty.
  5. On resumption of another practice.
  6. On succeeding to another practice.
  7. Public declaration of charges.

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