The department of law and institutional quality assurance cell (IQAC), Dhaka International University (DIU) organised a seminar on ‘Medical Negligence: Issues and Challenges’ on 28 April at Shaheed Shafiur Rahman Auditorium of Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association. A M Amin Uddin, Senior Advocate and President, Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association was present at the seminar as chief guest. The chair of the seminar was Professor Dr. A W M Abdul Huq, Dean, Faculty of Law, DIU. Dr. Aneesh V Pillai, Assistant Professor, Department of Legal Studies, Kochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala, India presented the 1st keynote paper on Medical Negligence and the Legal Framework in India while Mizanur Rahman Khan, Joint Editor, ProthomAlo presented the 2nd keynote paper on Medical Negligence: Bangladesh Perspective.
Dr. Aneesh V Pillai portrayed the scenario of medical negligence in India and highlighted the present legal framework in this regard. He also focused on important judgments of India and different ways to get relief against medical negligence. Mizanur Rahman Khan shed lights on theinability of Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC). He compared the role of regulatory body in Bangladesh, India and the UK. Mr. Khan urged for a reform to deal with issues arising out of medical negligence.Dr. Asif Iqbal opined that doctors should be more cautious to deal with any patient. He also focused on the lack of resources and skilled manpower. Barrister Khaled Hamid Chowdhury emphasised on mutual respect among all professionals. English law has also some gray areas to define the standard, he added. Barrister Shameem Haider Patwary said that DIU will arrange a series of lectures on medical negligence to seek the attention of the policy makers.
A M Amin Uddin put emphasized on professional standard. “Doctors are also the son of this land and we all should take care of the patients adequately,” he urged.