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Disclosure of patient’s name is against medical ethics: Meghalaya Dy CM

Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on July 21 lashed out at the opposition Congress for reportedly asking the state government to make the name of the COVID-19 patients public.

Tynsong said that medical ethics mandate that details of patients and their kind of infection should not be disclosed.

He however said the state government has disclosed the names of the high-risk persons to COVID-19 management committees at the locality level.

“This was done to monitor the movement of such patents in the localities and encourage them to stay quarantined and do not violate the laid protocols,” Tynsong said.

Tynsong said the leader of the opposition, Mukul Sangma, being a medical practitioner himself, should know better about medical ethics and should guide his party men.

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