“Patients’ Day” (Rogi Divas) is celebrated each year on 28th May to enhance public awareness about legal rights of all patients and to bring a message of hope for justice for all victims of “medical negligence”. “Rogi Divas” was initiated to commemorate death of Anuradha Saha who died on this day in 1998 due to gross medical negligence by several senior Kolkata doctors. To celebrate this year’s “Rogi Divas”, PBT will hold an open public forum on 5 pm on 28th May, 2016 (Saturday) at the Calcutta Press Club near Maidan, Kolkata. People and victims of medical negligence across India are also encouraged to observe this day for empowerment of all patients.
PBT also encourages everybody to learn about fundamental rights of all patients most of which are enlisted under MCI “Code of Ethics & Regulations, 2002” (see the MCI Codes below). Many doctors in India are also unaware about the legal and/or ethical responsibilities toward their patients as enumerated in the MCI Codes. This year in this program, PBT has organized a discussion seminar where many registered physicians who have lost their loved ones from alleged “medical negligence” will tell their personal stories as they stand on the victims’ side in search of medical justice. Admission is open to all for attending the Rogi Divas program in Kolkata. For more information, please contact 9143650171, 9831983670 or 9836706952.
MCI Code of Medical Ethics, 2002