Manhandling of patient: CPSP head calls for cancelling degrees of violent doctors

Says lack of communication among medical staff and patients should be resolved

Our Correspondent October 26, 2016

LAHORE: The medical degrees of doctors who manhandled a patient and thrashed his brother should be cancelled, said Council of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) President Prof Zafarullah Chaudhry while speaking at a press conference on Wednesday.

“If I receive application about the cancellation of degrees of these doctors, I will immediately react,” he said while addressing the session that took place for the 50th convocation and Charter Day of the CPSP scheduled to be held on November 4 and 5. He added the problem of lack of communication among doctors, patients and attendants should be resolved.

The CPSP had strongly suggested that communication ethics should be included in MBBS course. One of the main reasons behind the malfunctioning of the healthcare system is that we need more specialists, he said. Around 40% of the doctors do not practise their profession after getting degrees, he said.

CPSP Senior Vice-President Prof Khalid Masood Gondal said that Punjab Governor Rafiq Rajwana will be the chief guest at the convocation ceremony of CPSP.

An international medical conference will also be organised on the same day.

Experts from the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and other countries will participate in the moot. A number of pre-conference workshops and four international workshops will also be held.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 27th, 2016.



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