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‘Government hospitals must go for NABH accreditation’

PGI foundation day--ILHS director emphasises on regular upgrade of medical education.

lucknow Updated: Dec 15, 2017 14:47 IST
Anupam Srivastava
Anupam Srivastava
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Government hospitals,NABH,Medical education
(From left) PGI director Rakesh Kapoor, ILHS director S K Sarin and PGI dean Rajan Saxena during the 34th foundation day of SGPGI.(HT Photo)

Every government hospital must go for accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), said Professor SK Sarin, director, Institute of Liver and Hepatobiliary Sciences (ILHS), Delhi.

Students and Staff honoured
  • Dr Sai Saran PV was given Best Resident Award
  • Dr Piyush Varshneya given best MCH student award
  • Ajay Narain Varma given best medical technologist award
  • Alka Mohan given best Nurse Grade I award while Rosila Mani Abraham given best Nurse grade II award.
  • A blood donation camp was also organised at PGI in which staff donated blood for its blood bank.

“Good private hospitals are recognised by the NABH, but government hospitals don’t take accreditation by NABH seriously, which affects their working,” said Prof Sarin addressing doctors on the 34th Foundation Day of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) on Thursday.

Emphasising on regular upgrade of medical education, he said: “Today, many doctors are not interested in learning after getting degrees. The reason behind this is old pattern of teaching that weighs heavy on their mind.”

PGI may get control of cancer institute
  • Addressing the gathering, SGPGI director Prof Rakesh Kapoor said the institute may get control of the cancer institute at Chak Ganjaria.
  • If the cancer institute comes under PGI control, it would be made at par with Tata Cancer Institute, he said.
  • Professor Kapoor said despite no burn ward in the hospital, no patient was referred out of the PGI after the Unchahar incident. All the eight patients admitted were recovering well, he added.

“There are 68,000 MBBS and only 35,000 post graduate seats, so over 30,000 doctors are devoid of specialty. Upgrading knowledge of such doctors is essential,” he added.

Sarin said only those doctors who want to serve humanity should be enrolled for post-graduate courses. A test of such doctors must be taken to know whether they are interested in service to mankind or not, he said.

The ILHS director urged doctors to never compromise on the quality of treatment.

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Professor Sarin said the Centre is soon going to constitute National Medical Commission and the draft for it is ready. “The only catch with the commission is that doctors will not have any say in it as would be a total government show. Doctors want that they should run the commission instead of bureaucrats,” he said.

First Published: Dec 15, 2017 14:47 IST