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Dr. K. Vijaya Laxmi
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Patient Rights and Responsibilities

The purpose of the Patients' Charter is to explain both your Rights and Responsibilities when you use the services of Vijaya Health Care, Secunderabad. It aims to improve the quality of Health Service delivered to you. Knowing and understanding your rights and responsibilities will make your relationship with us a mutually valuable one.

The Charter is planned in such a way that both you and the Hospital work as partners and involve in a friendly relationship to enhance the effectiveness of the health care process and to serve you the best.

Every Patient has the Right.

Right to Medical Treatment

  • You will be treated with dignity, compassion and courtesy.
  • You will be given appropriate treatment based on your clinical need regardless of culture, age, gender, religion or any social standing or sexual orientation.
  • You will be treated by a suitably qualified health professional.
  • You will receive emergency care whenever you need/ask for.
  • You will receive an OPD consultation at a mutually convenient time and to see the Doctor within a reasonable time of the confirmed Appointment giving scope for the doctors to attend medical emergencies and previous appointment patients.
  • You will receive medical advice and treatment which fully meets the currently accepted standards of care and quality. (The currently accepted standards are those adopted by a responsible body of the profession in the light of accepted contemporary medical practice).
  • You have the right to accept or refuse any medication, investigation or treatment as well as the right to information on the likely consequences of such a refusal.
  • You have the right to ask for a clarification from the administration or a doctor of your choice in case the doctors refuse to continue a treatment.
  • You will be prescribed appropriate drugs and medicines.
  • You will be treated with utmost dignity even at times of extreme critical illness.

Right to Information

  • To know the names of the people treating you and their professional capacity.
  • You have the right to ask for a clear description of your medical condition, with diagnosis , prognosis (i.e. an opinion as to the likely future course of your illness), and of the treatment proposed including investigations, procedures, surgeries, common risks, estimated costs and appropriate alternatives, if any and to choose from them.
  • To be informed of the modification or change in the medical management if any.
  • To receive a clear explanation regarding the services available in the Hospital, how and where you can receive the same.
  • To know the names of any prescribed medication, and its normal actions and potential side-effects given your condition.
  • To be kept informed on waiting times, delays and cancellations.

Right to Choices

  • The right to request for a second medical opinion.
  • The right to choose whether or not to take part in medical research programmes.
  • You are free to choose the language in which inter personal communications to be made during your visit to the Hospital.

Right to Privacy

  • To be in a clean, safe and secured environment as deemed medically appropriate during your treatment while in the hospital.
  • You have the right to privacy during consultation, treatment and hospitalization. Right to Complaint

You can make any legitimate complaints and have these complaints satisfactorily redressed in a reasonable period of time.

There is a Patient Relations Officer to whom you can make formal complaints either verbally or in writing. The complaints will be investigated and followed up by appropriate personnel. You will receive a substantive reply to any complaint within a reasonable period of time with an indication of any action that has been or will be taken.

Other Rights

  • To have the visitors according to hospital policy.
  • To maintain the confidentiality of medical records and access to a copy of the medical records at the discretion of the physician.
  • The Hospital reserves the right to admission of the patients depending on the availability of rooms, doctors, equipment, expertise, etc.

We request you to play an active and responsible role in the health care process to serve you the best. The Hospital’s administration solicits a certain level of co-operation from all patients and their relatives as listed below.

Patient Resposibilities

Every Patient Shall:

  • Respect the rights and treat all healthcare workers and other patients and visitors with dignity.
  • Comply with all hospital policies and guidelines as informed or displayed Be available for any appointments made or notify the hospital as early as possible if you are unable to do so.
  • Acknowledge that some other patients’ medical condition may be more urgent than yours and accept that your doctor may need to attend them first. Kindly cooperate in such situations.
  • Take responsibility for your hospital bill 
  • Provide us with comprehensive and accurate details about your past medical records and be complaint as regard to taking medication or following any other prescribed treatment.
  • Follow the prescribed and agreed treatment plan and carefully comply with the instructions given.
  • Accept responsibility for decisions you make regarding the treatment.
  • Do not take medication independent of medical advice. 
  • Do not ask us to provide incorrect information, receipts or certificates.
  • Do not waste medical resources and time unnecessarily.
  • Accept, where applicable, adaptations to the environment to ensure a safe and secure stay in hospital with a full explanation from our staff.
  • Accept the measures taken by the hospital to ensure personal privacy and confidentiality of medical records.
  • Provide correct information regarding identity and financial status.
  • Strictly observe the Hospitals Visitors Policy as displayed.
  • To protect the environment.
  • To utilize the health care system appropriately and do not abuse it.

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