Mangalore, May 12, 2012: Speaking after inaugurating Indiana Hospital on May 12, Saturday, Veerappa Moily, the union corporate affairs minister, said that not technology alone, but also compassion are essential in hospitals.
He also said that Mangalore is the hub of health care, banking, education, and culture. Expressing his appreciation of the medical profession, he said that doctors are agents of the divine, owing to which they need to practice compassion. He also advised doctors to provide medical care to financially backward sections of society.
Speaking of how revolution is essential in the health care sector, Moily said that expansion, inclusion, and excellence are all necessary.
Delivering the welcome and introductory address, Indiana Hospital Chairman Ali Kumble said that one of the aims of the hospital is to provide high quality health care at affordable rates. Listing the facilities available at Indiana Hospital, he said that the hospital has 300 beds and facilities for heart and liver transplants.
Yogish Bhat, the deputy speaker of the state legislative assembly; MP Naleen Kumar Katee; MLA Abhay Chandra Jain; Mayor Gulzar Banu; P. P. Abdul Razak, the MLA of Manjeshwar; Dr. Shantharam Shetty; N. A. Harris; N. A. Nellikunnu; Abdul Lateef; and many others were also present.