The patient should understand that he/she is responsible for his/her own health and should therefore co‐operate fully with healthcare providers. The patient is responsible for:
Providing full and accurate medical history for his/her diagnosis, treatment, counseling and rehabilitation purposes.
Requesting additional his/her health or treatment, which may not have been well understood.
Complying with prescribed treatment, reporting adverse effects and adhering to follow up request.
Informing his/her healthcare providers of any anticipated problems in following prescribed treatment or advice.
Obtaining all necessary information, which have a bearing on his/her management and treatment including all financial implications.
Acquiring knowledge on preventive, promotive and simple curative practices and where necessary to seeking early professional help.
Maintaining safe and hygienic environment in order to promote good health.
Respecting the right of other patients/clients and Health Service personnel.
Protecting the property of the Health facility.
NB: These rights and responsibilities shall be exercise by accredited and recognized representative on behalf of minors and patients who are unable for whatever reasons to make informed decisions by them.
In all healthcare activities, the patient’s dignity and interest must be Paramount.