Respect patients and treat them with humanity; Let prevail patient-friendly atmosphere-Says U T Khader

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Mangalore, June 15:  U T Khader, State minister for health and family welfare during an interaction with health and medical officers at the time of his visit to district Wenlcok hospital said that generally people are allergic towards government hospitals and schools because of inhumane attitude towards patients and poor quality treatment available in govt. hospitals and barbaric approach towards students in govt. schools respectively.

Therefore he advised the medical staff that in order to gain confidence need of the hour is to develop the habit of respect and treat the patients with humanity. The problems faced by the hospital should be resolved at the earliest and special importance should be given to cleanliness and hygience.Wenlock hospital should be role model to the state.

During his visit he also held a meeting with Madan Gopal, chief secretary, health department and discussed about the menace of dreadful contagious diseases like Dengue and malaria and means to control and prevent the spread of diseases.

He also said that he would discuss with chief minister about the appointment of” D” group and nurses and enhancement of ventilation facilities.

He also further said “BPL families who approach the hospital should be provided with free treatment, in case they require certain medication from other private stores, the money they spent on buying medicines should be re-imbursed, he added.

In Lady Goshen hospital for the benefit of cancer patients Radio therapy centre will be opened soon at the cost of Rs 100 crore, he said.

Khader also asked the officers to prepare an action plan for the hospital and said that the government is ready to provide any facilities and he will in his capacity as health minister request chief minister for funds to improve the infrastructure of hospital, he added.

Khader also said that the MCC should hold awareness programmes on epidemic diseases like Dengue and malaria for the builders association. If rules are not being adhered, their licence must be cancelled, he warned.

Further he said now Dengue is under control in the state and only few people succumb to dengue and ensure that no future incidents will be repeated.

Dr.Eerappa,Well known district surgeon,Dr O Sreerangappa,district health and family welfare officer,Vijaya Kumar Jogi,health commissioner,Madan Gopal,secretary of health and family department and among others were present.

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