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Select health minister from doctors, say speakers at DHE webinar

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Select health minister from doctors, say speakers at DHE webinar

Select health minister from doctors, say speakers at DHE webinar

Speakers at a programme on Friday emphasize awareness of law regarding negligence during treatment to curb the harassment of doctors. They also suggest selecting health minister from doctors to bring mobility in health sector.  

They made these comment at webinar “Negligence law on treatment, harassment of doctors and public concept: Bangladesh perspective.” Doctors for Health & Environment arranged the webinar with its president Dr. M Abu Sayeed in the chair.

Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council president Dr. Mohammad Shahidullah, former president of Bangladesh Medical Association Prof Rashid-E-Mahbub, Supreme Court lawyer Dr. Shahdeen Malik, journalist Mizanur Rahman Khan and former president of Doctors for Health & Environment Prof Najmun Nahar, Bangladesh Medical Association secretary general Dr. Md. Ehteshamul Huq Choudhury, Foundation for Doctors Safety Rights and Responsibilities president Dr M Abul Hasnat Milton joined the webinar as the panelists.

Dr. Firoz Ahmed Khan, executive member of Doctors for Health & Environment, presented the key note at the webinar.
Presenting key note, Firoz said, “Law regarding negligence during treatment is only on paper in Bangladesh. Though Tort Law is appreciated but it lacks in practice. In most cases, police is lodging criminal cases against physicians without any evidence.”

In the key note he placed three-point, including revive of Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council tribunal to the Council.

Prof Rashid-E-Mahbub in his speech said health sector in Bangladesh has now turned into a commercial institution. There is no remarkable progress visible in this sector after the Independence of the country, he added.

Lawyer Shahdeen Malik said physicians are facing harassment even in silly matters due to the lacking among law practitioners on the law regarding negligence in treatment. He suggests selecting health minister from physicians.

Dr. Md. Ehteshamul in his speech said when the complexity of bureaucracy rise in a country then it is tough to get proper health service.


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