Patients Rights and Responsibilites

Rights of Patients

  • To be treated with respect, consideration and dignity
  • Right to care without regard to race, color, religion, disability, gender or ethnicity .
  • Right to privacy with respect to his or her medical condition. A patient’s care and treatment will be discussed only with those who need to know
  • To be informed about the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of health problem in simple language that can be understood
  • To know the chances that treatment will be effective and to know the possible risks, side effects and alternative methods of treatment
  • To be given best treatment possible in a safe and secure environment
  • To know who is responsible for providing patient’s treatment
  • To discuss with healthcare professional for second medical opinion before making any decision. Patients can decide not to be treated, but must be informed of the medical consequences of refusal
  • To participate in decisions involving their health problem, including the right to choose their doctor or  to receive treatment at another facility
  • To have right to information concerning health education, self-care and prevention of illness
  • To have right to information about services available at the hospital such as fees for services, payment policies, patient rights and responsibilities
  • The right to agree or refuse to be a part of research studies without affecting patient care

Responsibilities of Patients

  • To provide correct and complete information about your health and past medical history.
  • To report any changes in general health condition, symptoms, or allergies to the responsible healthcare worker.
  • To ask if you do not understand .
  • Let your doctor or treating team know specific family members or relatives with whom you would want your treatment discussed.
  • Follow instructions given by your healthcare provider and be responsible for the consequences if you do not follow the instructions.
  • Respect  healthcare providers, staffs and other patients .
  • Follow hospital rules .
  • Help in the control of noise and the number of visitors in your wards/ rooms.
  • Leave your valuables at home.
  • Keep all information of hospital staffs and other patients private .
  • Do not take pictures or video recordings of staffs and services without permission from hospital administration.