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Maintain confidentiality about the patient’s illness
eMediNexus,  11 May 2022
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Complainant: He disclosed my illness to my wifeDoctor: She is his wife.Judge: You cannot disclose any information without the permission of the person even to his wife.Lesson:  The NABH/DMAI Patients’ Charter on Patients’ rights gives the patients right to confidentiality about their medical condition.Also, the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations requires a doctor to be discrete about patient information under Regulation 2.2...
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