One of members of Imam Khomeini’s medical team has recalled through a series of memoirs that he was extraordinary kind and showed affection towards doctors and nurses.
Dr. Faridoon Noahi, who has written a series of memoirs titled “healer of the hearts” narrates as following:
During the last days of Imam Khomeini’s, in addition to the regular members of the medical team, other physicians were also invited to Jamaran (a neighborhood of Tehran) to consult on the illness of the Imam.
They were all deeply impressed by Imam’s ethical norms as he used to welcome them warmly and always thanked for their attention.
In a fun mode, once I asked my colleagues what can be done to attract more attention of Imam or his affection?
Imam had great moral excellence and paid a special affection for each individual who was in the team.
Addressing the Physicians, Nurses and Staff of the Heart Hospital and some common people, Imam Khomeini once said as following:
“In the name of God, the beneficent, the merciful
Thanks to the physicians, nurses and employees of the hospital. I, during the time that I was in the hospital and was a source of trouble to you all and now I am departing from you gentleman, I thank you all and I pray for you all. I hope that we all during this time, and during these sensitive moments that our nation is passing through and conspiracies that are hatched against our nation and country, whole nation, all class of people should put hand in hand together and make the conspiracies ineffective.
I am very thankful all of you, the employees and the workers of the hospital and respected physicians who during this time showed their high love and care for me and like a son who nurses for his old father, nursed me. I am thankful. May God protect you all and protect all of nation.”
Imam Khomeini stressed to promote medical ethics
Dr. Gholam Reza Bateni, a member of Imam Khomeini’s medical team says Imam Khomeini recommended doctors to observe medical ethics.
Bateni said that Imam Khomeini acknowledged doctors’ specialization and authority in their relevant medical fields, and the late founder of the Islamic Republic himself used to follow the experts’ instruction accurately about medication or nutrition.
The medical expert said that Imam recommended and advised doctors to observe and undertake medical ethic and moral while treating patients.
He went onto say that medical ethics has been expanded in recent years and turned into a full-fledged field in several countries across the globe.
Bateni pointed out that many doctors have enough capabilities to earn satisfaction of patients with regard to treatment, but sometimes they fall short of fulfilling ethical excellence.
The medical expert suggested that it would be much better that if ethical codes are systematically taught to the medical students at the universities.
It is worthy to mention that victory of the Islamic Revolution under the wise leadership of Imam Khomeini resulted in progress and development of Iran, and changed balance of power in the interests of developing and oppressed nations.