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Akbar reminds doctors to uphold ethical standards

Akbar reminds doctors to uphold ethical standards
Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar to at the 2018 Doctors Induction on January 17, 2018.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.
January 18
11:00 2018

Physicians from around the country were officially stamped in as doctors yester­day and ready to be dispatched to various health facilities.

Sixty-eight doctors were inducted into a health system that the Min­ister for Health and Medical Ser­vices, Rosy Akbar, intends to suffi­ciently staff.

Ms Akbar referenced the doctor’s Hippocratic Oath in urging the inductees to uphold ethical stand­ards. She asked the doctors to put the people first while carrying out their role.

From left:Nunia Kautoga,Marshanell Leong,Li Guang Yin,Brian Malani and Alisi Waqa during the 2018 Doctors Induction on January 17, 2018.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

From left:Nunia Kautoga,Marshanell Leong,Li Guang Yin,Brian Malani and Alisi Waqa during the 2018 Doctors Induction on January 17, 2018.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

“It saddens me when I hear re­ports of doctors who are rude, or perceived to be uncaring, in their dealings with patients,” she said.

“I firmly believe that the vast ma­jority of our patients receive excel­lent care but let us not forget that although we are providing them a service free of charge, we are treat­ing our people who have feelings.”

She said doctors needed to “ques­tion and challenge” inappropriate or unsafe behavior.

“I ask you please treat your pa­tients, your colleagues and your working environment with care and respect,” she added.

(Standing from left):Kelera Tukana,Ilisapeci Tabua,Komal Chand,Zeba Begum,Monisha Sharma,Neelam Karishma,Swastika Chetty (sitting from left):Teresio Tavuki,Adi Kelera Niumataiwalu,Merisha Nand. at the 2018 Doctors Induction on January 17, 2018.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

(Standing from left):Kelera Tukana,Ilisapeci Tabua,Komal Chand,Zeba Begum,Monisha Sharma,Neelam Karishma,Swastika Chetty
(sitting from left):Teresio Tavuki,Adi Kelera Niumataiwalu,Merisha Nand.
at the 2018 Doctors Induction on January 17, 2018.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

“I know there will be times when you are confronted by a patient who is unreasonable, argumentative or simply unpleasant – but you must remain calm and professional.”

The Ministry of Civil Service will assign the doctors to their new sta­tions.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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