A non-government organization has urged the central as well as Assam governments to have all hospital departments and procedures under CCTV surveillance. The call was made by Anamika Ray Trust of Assam. It sought for the keeping of surgery/medical procedure record by medical institutions for a minimum of 100 days.

A statement issued by the trust says that the recorded footage should be kept by the hospitals. This way, the visuals cannot be used for unlawful purposes. If a negligence/malpractice related complaint is made, the relevant data should be handed over as part of the medical report, said the statement.

The Trust says the issue of medical terrorism(negligence) has been deliberated at the 32nd general session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva.

In its memorandum of demands the trust has demanded of the central government that the full recording of a patient’s surgery as also the discharge summary should be handed to the kin.

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