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Free medical care and consumer protection

Aniket Deepak Agrawal, Arunabha Banerjee

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2011.089


Abstract

This paper will examine the question of whether patients, who receive free medical care, whether from private charitable or governmental hospitals, can claim rights as ‘consumers’ under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. The issue will be discussed from a constitutional perspective as well as that of the law of torts.

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