Karachi: Three doctors involved in malpractice at Sindh Institute of Skin Diseases (SISD) Karachi have been transferred on the recommendation of Inquiry Committee formed by Secretary Health Sindh, reliable source of Health Department Sindh confirmed on Monday.
These doctors were found in breach of medical ethics, by prescribing unnecessary costly medicines of favourite pharmaceutical companies to the patients. In return these companies used to pay commission and other benefits to these doctors. Sources said these companies pay 25percent commission to doctors who prescribe their medicines.
Sources said Secretary Health Sindh Iqbal Hussain Durrani on complaints of patients and hospital administration constituted inquiry committee to probe such malpractice and after investigation these doctors were transferred from the hospital.
The source said up to 1500 patients visit different outpatient departments (OPDs) at the Institute of Skin Diseases Hospital daily basis.
Some OPD patients told PPI that situation has been improved from last week and now patients were getting medicines from the pharmacy of the hospital.
Director SISD Dr Muhammad Hayat Baloch, when contacted, confirmed the transfer of doctors. He said any kind of unethical practice would not be allowed here in future. He said about 69 medicines for different skin diseases are available in hospital and stock is enough to last till August 2014.
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