Mangaluru: September 8, 2015: Worried by frequent attacks on the doctor community, DC A B Ibrahim has gone out of his way to come to their aid to curb such assaults and take necessary actions on the culprits.
At acancer workshop in Kasturba Medical Hospital here on Monday, Ibrahim advised the doctors to resolve problems rather than taking to the streets and staging protests. "Let us join hands and do good for society," he said.
Responding to several demands to curb repeated assaults from relatives of patients on doctors, he said that medical profession is sacred. "Do not create service disruption, citing trivial reasons that can be easily solved. Protesting on streets is against professional ethics," DC Ibrahim said, advising the heads of medical institutions to approach him directly in case of assaults or any inconvenience caused to them.
"You (doctors) follow professional ethics; I will provide necessary help to clear any hurdles in your path," he assured them.
On the exorbitant medical service fee charged by private hospitals/nursing homes, PI Sreevidya, chief executive officer (CEO), Dakshina Kannada zilla panchayat warned them that if they fail to display the price list of various medical services prescribed under the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act, they will be subject to action. Dr G K Bhat Sankabithilu, president, Indian Medical Association (IMA) said: "patients are under the impression that doctors loot them, but the reality is doctors spend lakhs of rupees on their education and choose the profession."