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'Treatment should not be as harmful as disease itself'

'Treatment should not be as harmful as disease itself'

U K   ¦    Mar 19, 2017 04:49:44 PM (IST)

Mysuru: Lamenting over commercialisation of medical profession and the trend where cost of treatment has become a cause of concern for patient families, Sri Jayadeva Insttitute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research Director Dr CN Manjunath said that the medical fraternity has to strive to make medication cost effective.

\'Treatment should not be as harmful as disease itself\'-1Addressing the new graduates during ‘Summer Dreams’ the graduation day ceremony of Mysuru Medical College and Research Institute organized by JK Ground here on Sunday, Dr Manjunath said that despite advancement in technology, history taking and physical examination of the patient is very important. "We have to spend atleast few minutes with patients and allow patients to express their symptoms. Only with this personal touch proper diagnosis is possible. But, today the doctors hardly have time to talk to patients," he said emphasising on physical examinations and rejecting complete dependence on investigations such as CT Scan, MRI, Ultrasound or laboratory tests.

He said that the duty of a doctor also includes instilling self-confidence among patients, due to which the healing will be faster. "From the beginning itself, the fresh graduates should follow three mantras or slogans, viz- ‘Talk, Touch and Treat'. This is the basic mantra to become a successful doctor," he said adding that it is important for a doctor to also assess the financial condition of the patients and give honest suggestions to the patient family.

On the occasion he also distributed graduation certificates to 152 students of 2011 batch which included the toppers Dr S Abhishek topper in Anatomy, Dr Madhu Kikkeri topper in Physiology, Dr Sowmya S Aithal topper in Microbiology, Dr Girija topper in Opthamology, Dr Arpitha topper in P and SM, Dr HR Bharath topper in medicine, Dr YR Harshith topper in surgery, Dr Shruthi Parimoo topper in OBG, Dr Bhavika Vajawat topper in ENT and Peditricts.

Dr Krishnamurthy, Dean and Director, MMC and RI, Dr KR Dakshayini, Principal, MMC and RI, Dr HT Chiddananda, President, Mysuru Medical College Alumni Association (MAA), Dr MS Kempegowda, Secretary, MAA, Dr GR Jaganatha Babu, President MMC and RI Teachers Association were also present.