Call for improving physicians-patients relations

Call for improving physicians-patients relations

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The relations between doctors and patients must be improved for ensuring proper health services to the ailing people through upholding the noble spirit of serving the suffering humanity by the physicians.Health experts, media workers and civil society members expressed the views at a four-hour long seminar held at Gallery No-1 of Prime Medical College (PMC) in the city from 7pm to 11pm on Wednesday night.The HelathNewsBD.com, an online newspaper working on ‘Medical Journalism for Healthy Life’, organised the seminar styled ‘Medical Journalism in Improving Doctors-Patients Relations.’The authorities of PMC and Sonic Prime Group assisted in arranging the event participated by students of the institution, its executives and teachers, chamber leaders, police officials, bankers, journalists and civil society members.Advisory Editor of the HelathNewsBD.com Dr Saklayen Rasel delivered PowerPoint presentation on ‘Medical Journalism in Improving Doctors-Patients Relations’ narrating various aspects, present status, loopholes and prospects in medical journalism.Divisional Commissioner (Additional Secretary) Muhammad Dilwar Bakht attended the seminar as the chief guest with Principal of the reputed private sector PMC Professor Dr Nur Islam in the chair.Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr Zakir Hossain, Civil Surgeon Dr Mozammel Hossain, President of Rangpur Chamber Abul Kashem,Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Dr ATM Mahbubul Karim, Additional Police Super (District Special Branch) Abdulla Al Faruk, Rangpur Press Club President Sadrul Alam Dulu, Executive Director of Prime Medical College and Hospital Professor Dr Akkas Ali Sarker, its Chairman Dr Shahina Akhter, Vice- principal of PMC Professor Dr Fazlul Baki, Dr Zillur rabbi of Sonic Prime Group addressed as special guests.Senior Vice-president of Rangpur Chamber Mostafa Ahmed, Senior Reporter of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) Mamun Islam, Senior Reporter of Maasranga television Rafikul Islam Sarker and civil society members also spoke.Coordinator of PMC Dr Fazle Rabbi Nur delivered welcome speech in the seminar moderated by Dr Nur-E Hasin Disha.The speakers discussed on the prevailing situation in doctors-patients relations and expressed critical observations in some cases with suggestions for way-outs to properly behave with the patients and provide them with health and medical services.They suggested the medicals students to acquire proper knowledge on medical science for serving the suffering humanity as future physicians upholding the noble spirit of their profession and avoiding commercial tendency of running after money.Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr Zakir Hossain said the physicians should pay due attention to the personality of every individual patient and behave accordingly to satisfy through properly diagnosing and providing medical services. He suggested the medical students, who are future physicians, for accepting the ‘goods’ in the senior doctors and avoiding the ‘odds’ to further improve doctors-patients relations during their professional life to serve the suffering humanity as real patriots.In his speech, the chief guest put special emphasis on building excellent relations between the patients and doctors and suggested the physicians for behaving gently with the patients before diagnosing their diseases and providing treatments.He asked the journalists for delivering constructive suggestions in the mass media to improve relations between doctors and patients with an ultimate goal of raising quality of providing medical services by the physicians in the country to international standard.BSS, Rangpur

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