“VIP” Culture & Unethical Practice of Medicine

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Professor, Consultant Pathologist, American Board Certified Pathologist, Fellow College of American Pathologists. Areas of interest Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology, Cytology, Cancer, Ethics, Islam, Humanity

“VIP” Culture & Unethical Practice of Medicine

Anwar Ul Haque
Department of Pathology, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad

VIP stands for Very Important Person! Who is that person? Of course at hospitals all patients are VIPS! Hospitals are established to serve them. Patients without consideration of social status, gender, race, creed and place demand and deserve our utmost respect, sincere attention and care. Sadly this is however not the prevailing VIP culture at many hospitals in Pakistan! An entirely different “VIP”
culture exists which may vary from hospital to hospital and from department to departent. No doubt at some places true VIP culture e
ists as mentioned above.


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