Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Consent in medical treatment in India form the patient fall under the Article 21 of the Indian Constitution.
2.Under the doctrine of ‘informed consent,’ the doctor must provide patients with comprehensive information about a proposed medical treatment or procedure.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation –

Statements 1 and 2 are correct. Consent in medical treatment in India from the patient falls under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, which guarantees the right to life and personal liberty. This includes the right to make informed decisions about one’s own medical treatment. Under the doctrine of ‘informed consent,’ the doctor must provide patients with comprehensive information about a proposed medical treatment or procedure. This includes details about the nature of the treatment, its benefits, risks, alternatives, and the consequences of refusing treatment, enabling the patient to make an informed decision.

Source: The Hindu

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