Doctors have been warned by the National Executive Committee of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) to stop the practice of selling drugs to their patients when they attend to them in their consulting rooms.
The Medical Association says it is reliably informed that the unhealthy development occurs in various hospitals across the country.
According to a memo issued to all Heads of Health Institutions signed by the General Secretary of the GMA, Dr Frank Serebuor, some of the drugs being sold by the doctors include CELLGIVITY and others.
“This practice by the doctors involved can be best described as a case of conflict of interest since the motive is clearly geared towards profit making.
“In the opinion of the National Executives Committee (NEC) of GMA this practice is unethical and should be discouraged.”
The GMA therefore urged the Heads of the health institutions to be vigilant and intensify their supervision to stem the phenomenon.
It however warned that that any doctor who finds himself at the wrong side of the law in these matters will not be shielded by the GMA.