CLINIC AND PHARMACY DON’T MIX
In the newspaper rerport (STAR 23rd Feb) among the many offences highlighted and punishment issued out (mostly deregistration or suspension of practice licences, one of them is as follows:
A reprimand was issued against Dr Mohamed Padzil of Klinik Famili Sri Damansara in Bandar Sri Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, after he was found guilty of “conduct considered derogatory to the reputation of the profession.”
He had admitted to displaying a signboard at his place of practice, which had the words “Klinik & Farmasi” (Clinic & Pharmacy), indicating that he was selling drugs and other medical items not only in treating his patients but also over the counter to non-patients.
This was contrary to Section 3.4 of the code. Jurisdiction of the council over professional conduct of its registered persons is governed by the Medical Act and the Medical
Regulations. The council maintains a register of eligible medical practitioners and has regulatory and disciplinary powers for the profession.