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Deliberation on medico legal issues at Sum Hospital tomorrow

Bhubaneswar, Nov. 11: Eminent experts on medico legal issues will be debating a myriad topics surrounding the doctor-patient-healthcare provider relationship at a national conference on ‘Ethics and Medico Legal Issues’ at the SOA University here on Saturday.

“The rapid introduction of innovative medical technologies, increased awareness about legal rights and obligations and rising healthcare costs have impacted this area with medical negligence claims on the rise,” Dr. Sunil Agrawala, Surgical Oncologist and Organising Secretary of the conference said.

The conference’s general theme aimed to highlight the importance of medical professional indemnity and better management of doctor-patient-healthcare provider relationship, he said adding over 400 delegates from different parts of the country had registered to attend the conference to be held at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital. 

The experts who would participate in the day-long conference would include Dr. M.C.Gupta, a renowned medico-legal expert, Dr. R.K.Sharma, noted authority on forensic medicine and Dr. Purvish Parikh, renowned oncologist besides a plethora of legal experts, medical professionals, former senior police officers and media persons.

There would be four separate sessions to deliberate on different subjects. The subjects would be ‘Medical Ethics and Patient’s Right’, ‘Social and Legal Issues confronting the Medical Profession’, ‘Professional Indemnity-the Indian Perspective ‘  and ‘Curbing Medical Negligence and 

Malpractice’. The conference has been supported by the Indian Association of Medico-legal Experts, Odisha Chapter of Association of Surgeons of India, Medico-legal Society of Odisha nd Temple City Onco Club.

Dr. B.B.Mishra is the Organizing Chairman for the conference while Dr. Manoj Kumar Sahu is the Chairman of the Scientific Committee and Dr. J.Hansa is the Chairman of the Registration Committee.

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