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Doctors Group Urges Workers Not To Reject Patients
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Chairman of the Liberia Medical and Dental Council (LMDC), Dr. John Mulbah




Doctors Group Urges Workers Not To Reject Patients
By Wilfred Gortor

MONROVIA October 3 (LINA) - The Chairman of the Liberia Medical and Dental Council (LMDC), Dr. John Mulbah, has called on health workers not to reject patients at their facilities as doing so is against the medical code of ethics.

Dr. Mulbah said although health workers are in the forefront of the Ebola crisis which places them at risk, the rejection of patients, especially for treatable illnesses, projects a negative image of the country’s health system.

He made the call Thursday at the Ministry of Information regular press briefing held in the conference hall of the ministry on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.

Dr. Mulbah said the LMDC is investigating authorities of the Benson and John F. Kennedy Hospitals for cases allegedly involving two pregnant women who were made to give birth in an unfavorable condition, stressing, “This act is a violation of the medical code of ethics.”

Mulbah called on medical practitioners to remain committed to their duties as the country’s survival during this difficult period depends on the strength of the health sector, noting that the government has reached several agreements to guarantee the welfare of health workers.

He named the payment of risk and death benefits, among others, as part of the compensation that health workers will be receiving in accordance with the duties they are performing.

According to him, the death benefits approved by government will be given to families of health workers who die, including the 89 workers who died before the agreement was signed.


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