SIO stresses on need of ‘Medical Ethics’
Manipal- The need of ‘Medical ethics’ today in healthcare is indispensable, said Dr Abdur Rahman, orthopedic and joint secretary, Medical Ethical Forum, Kerala while speaking on the topic ‘Medical Ethics in Contemporary World’ on 11th August. He said that the medical profession has turned into money making business, making healthcare unaffordable to majority of population.
Dr Abdur Rahman was speaking at the Iftar Meet organized by the Manipal Unit of Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) at Rotary Club, Manipal (Anantnagar). Though the gathering comprised of a large number of doctors, Dr Abdur Rahman focused on the lack of ethics in his fraternity as he exclaimed that it is not about medical ethics but about human ethics. “It has more to do with EQ (emotional quotient) than IQ (intellectual quotient)”, said Dr Abdur Rahman.
He went on to say that along with medical care patient should also be provided with psychological support. “If you consider patients as next to your kin, things won’t go bad.”
He suggested various therapies like homeopathy for treating different diseases. With the sayings of the Father of medicine Hippocrates, he said medical is a profession in which every single doctor should be truthful and straight forward in all circumstances.
Dr Abdul’s talk went on to foresee the expensiveness of modern medicines. “One does not know the proper place to get medicine as no one is there to guide them.” He said only certain people have access to modern medication. Many pharma and healthcare related companies have started funding various research-based studies thereby focusing on minting money.
Dr K. Ramnarayan, vice chancellor, Manipal University, was the guest of honor for the occasion. He said Islam teaches ‘medical humanism’ in a very practical form. We should become good humans before becoming good professionals as what was previously known as the most noble profession is being questioned today," said...