Expressing serious concern at the unnecessary diagnosis by doctors to patients Andhra Pradesh-Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan stressed the need to “renew the code of ethics” for the medical fraternity. He was addressing at the national conference on cancer, organised by Cancer Care India (CACI) in association with Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute (BIACH&RI).
Citing examples, he said, “Some doctor did blood sugar test 28 times within 6 days on a non-diabetic patient with each test costing around Rs 550…Which is uncalled for, while another took an ECG of a patient who was dead.” It is unfortunate that there is no transparency in hospitals.
He appealed to the medical fraternity to serve villages as well. He, however, applauded medical practitioners, saying they are into the most noble profession.