Patients are kept informed about:
- Medical Counselling by the Consultant about the deceased per se.
- The cost of treatment through proper financial counselling. The patient has a right to examine and receive an explanation of his/her interim and final bill regardless of the source of payment.
- The physician who is treating him/her.
- Plan of care and diagnosis and disease condition.
- Medication and safe medication usage.
- Outcomes of care including unanticipated outcomes of care and complications.
- The risks of discontinuing treatment when patients decide to discontinue care.
- Expected date of discharge and discharge instructions.
- Their rights and responsibilities in the hospital.
- Right to be informed beforehand about occurrence of any unpredictable life threatening event or untoward situation.
- Right to know which hospital rules and policies apply to his/her conduct while a patient.
Before giving consent for procedure/anaesthesia, patients are given adequate information related to the procedure; its risks, benefits, alternatives and potential complications. After adequate information is received, the patient/legal authorized representative gives an informed consent.