How they ob­serve the Hip­po­cratic oath!

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

The Hip­po­cratic oath-tak­ers at this state lodge are ex­pected to do an eight-hour duty turn, but most of them are in the habit of leav­ing the lodge for pri­vate prac­tice after work­ing there for about two hours, they say.

De­spite lim­it­ing their daily duty shift to about two hours a day, they would make it a point to claim over­time for fourhours a day, sources say.

If a lodge mate falls sick in the ab­sence of a medico, a mi­nor em­ployee would give him some medicine to tide over the sit­u­a­tion.

In emer­gen­cies, the medico on duty has to be sum­moned by a phone call.

The re­cal­ci­trant Hip­po­cratic oath-tak­ers, buddies of high po­lit­i­cal author­ity, hap­pily carry on this ‘game’ re­gard­less and no ac­tion is taken against them even if com­plaints are made, they say.

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