Mirza Yawar Baig – Medical Ethics

Medical ethics is or should be an oxymoronic term. Medical care without ethics should be an impossibility. But sadly it’s not. Especially in India unethical medical practice with the pocket of the patient as focus instead of alleviating suffering is widespread if not the norm. Doctors take kickbacks and commissions from pharmaceutical companies and diagnostic centers without hesitation. Hospitals set commercial targets for doctors and the patient is the victim. This lecture is to remind doctors especially Muslim doctors about the fact that one day they’ll answer to Allah for the decisions they make with respect to their patients.