Explained: The ‘Physician’s Pledge’ in the new draft code of ethics for doctors, how it differs from Charak, Hippocrates oaths

Months after it triggered a row by suggesting that the traditional Hippocratic Oath in medical colleges should be replaced by a “Charak Shapath”, the National Medical Commission has released draft regulations for the professional conduct of doctors without including either of the two oaths. Instead, the draft – National Medical Commission Registered Medical Practitioner (Professional … Read more

Explained: New row over Charak Shapath; what is it, and what does it say?

The Dean of Madurai Medical College was removed on Sunday (May 1) After a batch of new students were administered an oath in Sanskrit attributed to the ancient Indian sage Maharshi Charaka instead of the traditional Hippocratic Oath in English. Following the event, which was attended by Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan and … Read more