Biosafety in everyday practice: an ethical view point
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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