GUWAHATI, Sept 7 - A guest lecture was organised recently by the Department of Agada Tantra and Vidhi Ayurveda at Ayurvedic College here.
The welcome address was given by Dr Dilip Kumar Goswami, Associate Professor, Department of Agada Tantra and Vidhi Ayurveda.
The guest lecture was delivered by Dr Putul Mahanta, Associate Professor of forensic medicine and toxicology, Tezpur Medical College, on the topic, �Unethical Medical Practice: An Expanding Epidemic.� Mahanta cited a good number of examples of unethical medical practice. He also cited a number of famous court cases of unethical medical practice with the punishment imposed by the courts of India.
Dr Mahanta also warned the medical practitioners to be cautious and keep themselves away from committing such faults for their own benefit as well as for the benefit of the suffering people.
Dr Geetshmita Borah, Manab Jyoti Sarma and Rima Bhattacharyya were felicitated with certificates of merit and books for securing the highest marks in the subjects Agada Tantra, Vyavahar Ayurveda and Vidhi Vaidyaka in the BAMS 2nd Professional Examination, August 2013, August 2014 and January 2015 respectively.
The Principal, Prof Dhaneswar Kalita who inaugurated the function, said that the knowledge of forensic medicine and toxicology was having an important bearing on the day-to-day life of the medical practitioners as allegations against them had been on the rise, probably due to negligence and less care about the medical ethics.
A clear concept and adherence to the ethics in medical practice could only decrease the unwanted situation in the field of medical practice, he said.