India: National Medical Commission institutes Physician's Pledge

The National Medical Commission, the regulatory body fr medical professionals in India, has drafted regulations for the professional conduct on doctors that include the Physician's Pledge. A prior recommendation to replace the Hippocratic Oath with the Charak Shapath, a Sanskrit oath, was met with opposition. The Physician's Pledge is part of the World Medical Association's Declaration of Geneve adopted in 1948 and revised most recently in 2017.

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