Dr. Tunji Omotayo, Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, Ekiti State, has urged graduate medical doctors to stick to the ethics of the profession at all times and to avoid professional misconduct at any level.
“Professional misconduct attracts very serious consequences as a result, be professional in all your patients and their relations including patients personally known to you,” he stated.
Dr. Omotayo, who spoke during the induction of the forty-three pioneer edical doctors produced by the College of Medicine, Ekiti State University into the medical profession.
“Do not allow friendship to lure you to issue fake medical and/or death certificates. I advice you to shun vices that are capable of bringing you before the disciplinary tribunals of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
“When in doubt, endeavour to consult your senior colleagues and the NMA. A good doctor is he who knows when to refer a patient. A good surgeon is he who knows when not to operate,” Omotayo added.
The forty-three new medical doctors of the institution were inducted by the Registrar of MDCN, Dr. Tajudeen Sanusi, who also cautioned them against flouting the rules guilding the medical profession.
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