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The Nepal Medical Council passed a code of ethics which all doctors registered under it are to abide by. The code is written as:
The following declarations should be read and agreed to be abided by the applicant at the time of registration.
Statements by the Professions Physicians on Code of Ethics.
I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgement, this covenant:
At the time of being admitted as a member of the medical profession:
Duties of Physician in General
Duties of Physicians to the Sick
Duties of Physicians to each other
The following practices are deemed to be unethical conduct
Guide lines for Medical Doctors concerning torture and other cruel, inhuman Degrading treatment or punishment in relation to Detention and Imprisonment.
It is the privilege of the medical doctor to practice medicine in the service of humanity, to preserve and restore bodily and mental health without discrimination as to persons, to comfort and to ease the suffering of his or her patients. The utmost respect for human life is to be maintained even under threat, and no use made of any medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity.
For the purpose of this Declaration, torture is defined as the deliberate, systematic or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more person’s action alone or on the orders of any authority, to force another person to yield information, to make a confession or for any other reason.