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Biosafety in everyday practice: an ethical view point

K M Mohandas


One of the cardinal principles of medical practice’ is ‘primum non nocere’. This concept of ‘first do no harm’ applies to oneself as to one’s patients or colleagues. Only a doctor who takes good care of his or her health can take good care of his or her patients. Yet, in India, safety and protection in a health care environment is one of the most neglected aspects of training and administration. Sometimes when a friend or a colleague falls sick due to accidental exposure we get a warning, but soon this episode is forgotten and the careless attitude returns.

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