DHAKA: President Abdul Hamid asked physicians not to prescribe the patients for doing unnecessary medical tests as many patients have no ability to bear the costs.
“Many patients are being harassed in the name of treatment . . . A section of physicians prescribe the patients for doing unnecessary tests,” he said.
The president was addressing the 29th Annual Conference and International Scientific Seminar-2018 organized by Association of Physicians of Bangladesh (APB) at a city hotel Saturday afternoon (March 31).
Referring to media reports, he said in some cases it is seen that people become the worst victims of wrong treatment or negligence of the physicians, tarnishing the reputation of the doctors and respective institutions. “You must be aware of this (wrong treatment),” the President added.
He categorically urged all concerned to perform their professional duties with the attitude of providing better services to the patients.
“Patients are the guests of hospitals . . . Give special attention to the patients so that none gets hurt by your behavior,” the President said, suggesting the doctors to work with professionalism and give priority to providing healthcare facilities to the common people.
Noting that medicines and treatment methods are being modernized day by day, the President urged the physicians to be more knowledgeable with the latest inventions and technologies.
In the function, President Hamid presented Prof Dr Khaza Nizamuddin (Medicine) and Prof Dr Feroj Ahmed Quaraishi (neuro-medicine) with gold medals for their outstanding contributions in the medical profession across the country.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim, Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) President Dr Mostafa Jajal Mohiuddin, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Kanak Kanti Barua, ABP President Prof M Azizul Kahhar, APB Secretary General Dr SM Mostafa Jaman and Vice-President Dr Rafiqul Alam, also spoke on the occasion.
BDST: 0950 HRS, MAR 31, 2018