The issue of gratification for doctors re-emerged. Therefore, Faculty of Medicine UGM is collaborating with Medical Alumni Association (KAGAMA Kedokteran), Center of Policy and Health Management (PKMK ), Faculty of Medicine UGM, and Center of Bioethics and Medical Humanities to hold a seminar themed “Doctors Gratification: Ethics or Law?”, Saturday (12/12). The seminar discussed reference and limitation on gratification for doctors that are considered inappropriate or against the law.
There are very many medical interests that raise the questions about the legitimate definition, reference and limitation on gratification so it is considered a bribe. What is the criteria and how do we implement it so that we could prevent gratification from becoming a bribe?” dr. Wika Hartanti MIH explained, coordinator of Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities.
All this time bribe case focuses on the controlling the doctors and medical staff. But the offers from pharmacy companies are not yet touched by the law. This prevents handling of bribing case not maximum. Faculty of Medicine UGM also invited the representatives of Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK) to complete the answers about bribing.
Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. dr. Soenarto Sastrowijoto, Sp. THT said that Faculty of Medicine UGM will keep improving the quality of their outputs until it gets on professional level. According to Prof. Soenarto, the responsibility of doctors is not simple. An uncertain law for doctors should not make them feared to practice their expertise.
“If the limitation on gratification for doctors has legitimate law, we are the Faculty of Medicine UGM will keep contributing to create professional doctors as change makers,” he added. (adelily)