Govt action against doctors mafia supported: PEW

No end to the greed of doctors

The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Saturday lauded the government action against doctors who have become too greedy to be tolerated.

The government should control doctors mafia at any cost as they are exploiting the system to become rich overnight at the cost of poor patients, it said.

Doctors seldom act according to their oath, therefore, there should be a system in place to force them to act according to the ethics of the profession, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.

He said that there should be a check and balance system so that helpless lives are not jeopardized by greedy doctors.

The pharmaceutical companies paying bribes to doctors to sell their products should be discouraged through the intervention of the government, he said, adding that some government doctors also prescribe expensive medicines of particular companies for commissions.

Dr. Murtaza Mughal said that there is no limit to the greed of doctors while immoral practices in domestic marketing of medicines have hindered the growth of the pharmaceutical industry.

He noted that the provincial and federal governments have been paying handsome salaries to the doctors, yet they prefer to spend most of their time at their own clinics when, in fact, they should be on duty at government hospitals.

Those doctors who run private clinics discourage the patients through harsh attitudes at a government facility and recommend to the patients to a private clinic which is a corrupt practice that must be discouraged.

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