Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Consumerism


Global Economy and Consumerism: An Analysis

Dr.Javeed Ahmad Bhat; Naseer Ahmad Bhat

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 5895-5898

Global economy because of COVID-19 has tanked to historical lows. It is not the first time in the world history that global community is bracing for a pandemic. COVID-19 started in Wuhan, the global epicentre of both—the virus as well as the economic bustle and flurry. After the few days of proliferation of the virus, busy streets of Wuhan were back to deserted scenes. China is currently the production house of the world. The dangers to the health sector of the countries is definitely under tremendous pressure but more worryingly, it is threatening world economy into recession. US Federal Reserve has gone for an emergency rate-cut of half percentage point. This is the biggest since 2008 financial crises. But the step seems more a knee-jerk reaction out of compulsion rather than a mature policy decision.

A Jural Study Of Medical Negligence In The Era Of Consumer Protection

Harikumar Pallathadka

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 3129-3146

The field of medicine bridges the fractures between science and society. Due to the growing
commercialization of everything, doctors are no longer concerned with their patients'
health and safety but are just considering them as money-minting machines. As a
consequence, doctors are failing to observe the due caution and standard of care. The law
relating to Medical Negligence is well settled, and a remedy can be sought under Tort,
Criminal, and Civil law. Apart from these, a patient is ipso facto a consumer, and thus a
treatment under the consumer laws can also be sought. This work aims to analyze the
concept of Medical negligence vis-à-vis the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 in its various
dimensions. A patient being a consumer also possesses certain rights. This work also
enumerates certain primary rights that every patient has as a consumer, in the author's
opinion.