Medicine is not a trade

Medicine is not a trade

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The other day I was reading an online medical literature where I found an ethical quote from Padmashri Prof. Dr. P. V. A. Mohandas, founder of the Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (M.I.O.T), Chennai, India which I would like to reproduce here with the hope that learned physicians of our country would take a note of it:
“Medicine is not a trade; it is a calling where the physician thinks not only with his head, but also with his heart.” – Padmashri Prof. Dr. P. V. A. MohandasI strongly feel a physician should patiently listen to the problems of a patient and treat the patient with assuring words, affection and sympathy. In our country, one would find some physicians saying elderly aged patient – As you’re old there is no effective treatment or your immune system become weak or this is your psychological problem, etc. etc. The physician should realize that the Creature has blessed them with some special skill and status and they have a sacred responsibility upon their shoulder to treat patient to the best of their ability and with total dedication and sincerity.
Yours truly,
Professor M Zahidul Haque
Department of Agricultural Extension & Information System
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Dhaka.

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