A joint task-force is already working on the details
Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH) would soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop Code of Ethics for the healthcare sector in the country. A joint task-force is already working on the details.
"Unethical behavior and business practices are always distressing and especially, in healthcare, as trust is integral to healing. It is imperative that we develop a nationally accepted, unified set of standard value-based practices that would guide the delivery of ethical healthcare services to patients," said Mr Shivinder Mohan Singh, president of NATHEALTH.
An MoU would be able to support the government's aim of universal healthcare through strong self-regulation.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr A Marthanda Pillai, president and Dr K K Aggarwal, Hony secretary general, IMA said, "Self Code of Ethics is the need of the hour. Our partnership with an inclusive institution like NATHEALTH will help us to achieve the goal of 'Clean Medical World' in collaboration with leaders in the healthcare sector, not only in healthcare delivery but also in other sectors like medical technology providers, diagnostic services, health insurance, healthcare education, healthcare IT, healthcare publishers/communicators and other segments.