Doctors must stop ‘dibba practice’: BSMMU Vice-Chancellor


Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Dean Md. Nurul Haque

The Vice-Chancellor said these things in the chief guest’s speech at the seminar on ‘Medical Ethics and Legal Issues’ held at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Sunday (July 7). He said, there are often complaints of unnecessary tests in the university. Some doctors give unnecessary expensive medicines to patients. What people call ‘dibba practice’, such ‘dibba practice’ will be suppressed.

The vice-chancellor said that there should be good communication with the patients. Equally appropriate time should be given from the first patient to the last patient. Patients’ rights must be guaranteed, including protection of confidentiality. Gaining the trust of patients is an important issue. Currently it has faded. Therefore, importance should be given to gaining the trust and confidence of the patients. Patients should never be mistreated.

He said that medical ethics and legal issues are very important for medical science, medical care and doctors. Doctors must have adequate knowledge about this. Currently, some doctors give unnecessary tests to patients. Get a commission from the test price of this test, don’t let that happen.

Dr. Dean Md. Nurul Haque said, I have never given unnecessary tests to patients in my 40 years of medical profession. There is no question of taking any kind of commission in exchange for the test. Some surgeons operate on patients unnecessarily. This too must be stopped. A lot of drugs are unnecessarily prescribed in operation theatres, which are then sold in pharmacies. Many unnecessary surgical items are purchased by relatives of patients and later sold. These should be stopped completely.

He also said that there are many complaints about chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer, heart ring in the treatment of heart disease. Many sensitive issues of patients are involved in medical ethics, so it becomes difficult to deal with these issues properly without proper understanding. There should be professional transparency in the medical profession. As a teacher, all students should be treated equally.

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Nurul Haque said that currently aggrieved patients are filing complaints against doctors in BMDC, Health Directorate, Ministry of Health and even in court. An accused doctor was attacked from all sides. But almost all such issues can be resolved only through BMDC. It’s time to think about it.

Other speakers in the event said that if there is a complaint against a doctor, the full responsibility and power to settle it should be given to BMDC. BMDC will decide whether a complaint will go to court or not.

Former Dean of BSMMU and EC member of BMDC Professor Dr. M. Iqbal Arslan and BSMMU chairman of the department of pharmacology Professor Md. Dr. Saidur Rahman.

OSB President Professor Dr. Prof. Dr. spoke as a panelist in the seminar under the chairmanship of AHM Enayet Hossain. Md. Liaquat Hossain and Professor Dr. Md. Nasir Uddin.

Welcome speech was given by the chairman of the relevant committee, Professor Dr. Anisur Rahman. OSB Secretary General Professor Dr. thanked. Deepak Kumar Nag. Conducted by OSB Ethics and Professionalism Sub-Committee Secretary Professor Dr. Md. Bajlul Bari Bhuiyan.

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