A formidable professional body committed to fostering effective and efficient health care delivery, high ethical standards and the interest of its members.
To build a sustainable Professional association of Medical and Dental practitioners in Bayelsa State that will advance the delivery of qualitative health care services through continuing professional development, advocacy and policy development, knowledge management and public education with other collaborating partners in health.
- To ensure Medical and Dental Practitioners in Bayelsa State uphold the Physicians Oath (i.e. the Declaration of Geneva which is the modern Hippocratic Oath).
- To promote advancement of Health and Allied Sciences.
- To assist the Government and people of Bayelsa State, Nigeria in the provision of smooth, efficient and effective healthcare delivery system in the State.
- To promote the welfare and interaction of all Medical and dental Practitioners in the State.
- To co-operate with legitimate organizations which have similar aims and objectives.
- To consider and express views on all proposed State and Local Government legislations and on State or Communal issues especially those affecting healthcare delivery system and medical and dental practice in the State.
High ethical standards of practice, welfare of members, compassionate service, integrity, professionalism and excellence.
Adopted by the 2nd WMA General Assembly, Geneva, Switzerland, September, 1948. And amended by the 22nd World Medical Assembly, Sydney, Australia, August 1968 and the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983 and the 46th WMA General Assembly, Stockholm, Sweden, September 1994. Editorially reviewed in 2005 and 2006 at the 170th and 173rd Council Sessions, Divonne-les-Bains. AT THE TIME OF BEING ADMITTED AS A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION:
- I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the service of humanity;
- I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude that is their due;
- I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity;
- The health of my patient will be my first consideration;
- I will respect the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;
- I will maintain by all the means in my power, the honour and the noble traditions of the medical profession;
- My colleagues will be my sisters and brothers;
- I will not permit considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;
- I will maintain the utmost respect for human life;
- I will not use my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;
- I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honour.