Medical Negligence


This article analyses the concept of medical negligence, puts into words how acutely patient rights is considered, and suggests ways to strike a balance between due care and patient safety in order to neglect “negligence”. It also views medical negligence from the lens of COVID-19, and examines whether giving doctors immunity from negligence works best for the larger society.

“The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.”

Authored by Gopalakrishnan R R, Sastra Deemed University.