Mangalore, Oct 26, 2014: At a press meet on October 25 Saturday, Muneer Katipalla, state-president, DYFI flayed private operators such as "Kanachur Academy, Mangalore’ and so on, obtained Govet. approval and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science’s green signal to establish a medical college, though it is clearly seen the institution does not have an attached hospital and infrastructure worth the name.
Members of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) will hold a rally from Unity hospital to DK, DC’s office on Wednesday, October 29 at 10am, to convey a serious opposition regarding privatising health care sector through the back door.
Kattipalla said, that health care providers must adopt an aim at provide humanitarian services and not onlyaim to mint money immorally. Private players have only one aim, that is to make money no compassion exists. He went on to add that lack of facilities at the government-owned hospitals, shortage of doctors are indirectly caused by selfishness of private players in the health sector. Hence, the government must rectify problems in the government owned hospitals and discourage private services.
The example of government Wenlock Hospital a historical govt institution is still struggling to have its own medical college, despite serving the society for decades together. “Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Mangalore is dependant having the backing political powers to sustain its ’agreement’ with Wenlock hospital, to its own benefits”, he alleged.
Kattipala questioned Health minister U.T Khader’s motives for coming up with high flying projects every week, without any follow-up. He challenged the minister to rectify the shortage of doctors and ‘D’ grade staff at the district hospital and primary health care centres by filling up vacancies. He said, "out of the 1874 sanctioned ‘D’ grade posts, only 1068 are filled, while 806 posts remain vacant. Similarly, out of the 1395 sanctioned post of doctors, only 837 are filled, and 558 remain vacant". It is time that the deceptive tactics of vested interests are exposed and a solution demanded.