Guv calls for affordable treatment

 Speaking at the two-day Congress of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and Bangalore Surgeons Forum here on Thursday, the governor said a lot of  good hospitals had come in Karnataka providing high quality treatment. “But this service is not reaching poor man. The treatments should be and affordable," he said.

The governor noted that the medical profession in the country is ill-organised despite doctors here working hard. There were many ‘money-minded’ doctors in the State as a result of which they were being looked upon with suspicion.

The inauguration was followed by a talk on delivery of surgical care in India. Dr Devi Shetty of Narayana Hrudayalaya highlighted that out of the 32,000 doctors that India generated, less than 10 per cent went for post graduation in specialities of their choice. In fact, India had the largest number of doctors, nurses and medical technicians in the world, he said.
"There are 32 states having their own university with questionable quality and integrity, Hence, there is an urgent need for change in post graduate training for surgeons, which removes surgeons who couldn't meet the required standards,” he said.

 Nearly 75 multi-speciality surgeons from The Royal College of Surgeons of England and around 300 surgeons from India are attending the symposium. The College, which is one of the oldest surgical institutions in the world, also bestowed fellowship to 12 surgeons from India including three from Bangalore.

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