NOTABLE QUOTATION

LEADERSHIP OF THE MEDICAL TEAM BY THE DOCTOR IS SACROSANCT. NO NEED FORCING IT!

"If some commentators understood the concept of expanded roles for non-medic health workers, they would know that the problem of lack of Doctors is a worldwide phenomenon. It is pertinent to emphasize that these expanded roles are the absolute right of the Doctor being politically and wrongly dished out so as to make up for the shortage of richly needed medical needs. But it has not worked and will never work because there is something esoteric about the training of the Doctor and it is the reason Medicine is a complete profession. You just have to be a Doctor to be a Doctor. But achieving this apparently utopian aim of having enough Doctors is impracticable for governments as Medicine is not for all comers in terms of its education, practice and social implications. These are the basic reasons that entry into medical schools and medical practice is jealously protected in reasonable climes. The prestige about Medicine results from the apparent defeatism experienced by anyone who seek the attention for their health in the hands of the physician despite the indubitable fact that all men are mortal. This subconscious defeatism also explains the paradox of the rabid hatred and love for the Physician. But the rabid hatred is pretentious acrimony. Hence every parent, everyone needs a Doctor. It is not a matter of choice that people go to see the Doctor. It is a matter of necessity".

Michael O. Edo

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