President M Abdul Hamid on Saturday asked physicians not to prescribe the patients for doing unnecessary medical tests as many patients cannot bear the expenses, reports BSS.
"Many patients are being harassed in the name of treatment . . . A section of physicians prescribe the patients for doing unnecessary tests," he said while addressing the 29th Annual Conference and International Scientific Seminar-2018 organized by Association of Physicians of Bangladesh (APB) at a city hotel this afternoon.
Terming the medical profession a very noble one, the President urged the doctors and others concerned to abide by the "Code of Medical Ethics" aimed at ensuring proper health services and professional standard.
President Hamid also called upon the doctors and others concerned to consider the ability of people while providing treatment as many patients have no ability to bear costs of unnecessary tests at different diagnostic centers.
Referring to media reports, he said in some cases it is seen that people become the worst victims of wrong treatment or negligence of the physicians, tarnishing the reputation of the doctors and respective institutions. "You must be aware of this (wrong treatment)," the President added.
Noting that medicines and treatment methods are being modernized day by day, the President urged the physicians to be more knowledgeable with the latest inventions and technologies.
"The nature and type of diseases are different in respect of country and region. Besides, the diseases could be changed because of climate change," he said, adding that medical education and research will have to be conducted taking all these issues into consideration.
About the present government's initiatives to reach the healthcare services to the doorsteps of the common people, he hoped that the joint endeavours of all concerned would help ensure the desired health services for the common masses in days to come.
The President also put emphasis on creating awareness about maintaining healthy life to get rid of the curse of many diseases.