Considering the present scenario of continuous harassment of the medical professionals in West Bengal, the International Conference on Law in Medicine 2017 has become more significant this year. The conference is scheduled to be held on September 9 and September 10 at National University of Juridical Sciences, Beleghata. The conference is a joint initiaive by the university and Dillons Kidney Foundation.
Speaking to the media, Prof (Dr) P Ishwara Bhat, Vice Chancellor of NUJS, said that this time, the conference has become extremely important among the medical professionals. “We have been getting immense response from the medical professionals, nursing professionals, health care administrators and lawyers. Number of delegates are coming from different countries. Pragmatic legal awareness becomes extremely important now,” he said.
Dr Jayanta Das, organizing secretary of the conference, informed that more than 500 delegates will be attending the conference. Bhutan Government will be sending their delegates. Guests from Singapore, Taiwan, Burma will also attend various workshops. “Nowadays, doctor patient relationship, medico legal aspects in treatment have become very important. Patient’s rights and duties as well as professional regulations play very important role. Insurance industry has a huge influence now on medical treatment. These all will be discussed in the symposium,” Das informed. He also added that more than 200 doctors from eastern part of India will be attending this conference. “Knowledge of medicine is not the only thing one must have while treating the patient. Knowledge of law in medicine is also very important now.”
The conference will be starting from Sep 9, 2017 at NUJS auditorium.