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10.01.2007 Health

Doctors must be called to order when they embark on strike

By : GNA
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A private medical practitioner in Kumasi, Dr Emmanuel Osei Kufuor has said that medical practitioners must be called to order when they violate the Hippocratic Oath.

The oath, which guides medical practice, is administered to medical students when they graduate from medical school.

Dr Kufuor was speaking on the topic, "The Hippocratic Oath, its Import and Relationship with Freemasonry" at a symposium on medical issues in Kumasi.

The Symposium was organised by the District Grand Lodge of Ghana English Constitution, which also marked the 75th anniversary celebration of the Freemasons Lodge as a district in Ghana.

He said a true physician cared about the future as well as the past and "does what he can, both alone and with others to make the future good to everyone."

"Doctors who lay down their tools by way of strike action resulting in loss of lives and sufferings do not put the Oath of Hippocratic into practice.”

Dr Archibold Frederick Mckenzie Badoe, a surgical specialist who spoke on the Prostrate and Retention of Urine, Problems and Management, said herbal medicine could be used to treat the ailment but warned that it might have some harmful effect.

He debunked the notion that men who indulge in early sex have the disease early in life.

"The problem of retention of urine is simply due to old age," he said.

Source: GNA

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