Monday, September 8, 2008

End of patient privacy in our Hospitals?

Presspersons at Udupi may be jubilant over aquittal in hospital tresspassing case...wherein they tried to invade the privacy of a patient undergoing treatment at the trauma center at Kasturba Hospital...all to make money by selling those photos to evening newspapers!
Questions unanswered are:
Will this mean end of privacy in hospitals?
Does Media have permission to enter a hospital & photograph patients at their will?
Will the press/ media, Judiciary, agree to be photographed, their illness made public when they visit the hospitals as patients?
Why does a patient lose his rights, when he enters a hospital???

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