Around 5-6 years ago I had taken treatment related to problems of depression, anxiety, and high cholesterol from a local doctor. Recently my father was admitted to the same doctor for COVID but the doctor didn't give any treatment as per protocols and referred my father too late to a higher-level institution due to which my father lost his life.
Due to all this, I have lodged a complaint with CMO and the medical council for medical negligence. The doctor tried hard to pressurize me to take complaints back and even asked me for compensation. But I never wanted money however I only wanted him to admit his mistake publicly. Recently during one of the inquiry sessions with the CMO, he submitted in writing that I was a patient with depression and anxiety and he was treating me earlier. I don't know his intentions to submit this information nor I gave consent to disclose this information.
So I wanted to ask all experts if you can please help me on below:
1. Isn't it a violation of "THE MENTAL HEALTHCARE ACT, 2017" and isn't it against medical ethics to disclose my health condition without my consent?
2. Is there any impact on complaints lodged by me if I had/suffering from depression/anxiety?
This case pertains to the state of Punjab.
Thanks for any support and advice.