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Due to medical error, not only the treatment of the patients gets affected, but sometimes the patients also lose their lives. For these, along with the patient, sometimes the health workers are also to blame. Saturday is World Patient Safety Day 2022. This time drug safety has been chosen as the theme. An awareness program will be organized in all the major hospitals of Delhi to commemorate this.
Every day more than one lakh patients reach here for treatment in private hospitals including Central Government, Delhi Government, Corporation. Many of these people also become victims of medical error. According to doctors, sometimes due to technical mistake, patients have to suffer from overdose, wrong medicine or other problems. Apart from this, sometimes due to wrong or incomplete information given by patients also causes damage, all these can be prevented.
keep in mind…
- Do not give advice to the doctor, take only the medicine prescribed by him – do not increase the amount of medicine at will
- Use certified prescription medicine
- Take care of their quality while taking medicines
people have to be aware
Medical Superintendent of Safdarjung Hospital, Dr. BL Sherwal said that errors in medicine can be prevented with awareness among the people. A campaign is also being run regarding this in the hospital. In this, patients are being told how they can prevent these mistakes from happening at their level.