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Indian doctors not accountable, says consumer report

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 09 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:588
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    A consumer advocacy group in India has said that patients claiming damages for medical negligence are often unable to prove their allegations because doctors are unwilling to testify against other doctors.

    “The complainants cannot muster evidence to prove negligence beyond doubt,” said the Voluntary Organisation in Interest of Consumer Education in New Delhi after a survey conducted in three cities.

    The survey examined grievance redress mechanisms in 81 large hospitals and small clinics …

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