‘Some Greedy Medicos use Hospitals as Poaching Centres,’ says Health Min



Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings, Choudhary Lal Singh Saturday said the government was going to act tough against the officials found indulging in corrupt practices in heath sector.

“Government won’t tolerate corrupt practices in health sector,” Singh said while speaking at the Annual Day function, of Government Medical College Srinagar at SKICC here, an official statement said this evening.

“I have experienced that earlier hospital buildings were created for contractors, equipment used to be bought on commission basis and no one is bothered about the common masses,” he said.

Taking a dig at a minuscule of administrators and doctors in health sector, who Minister referred as “black sheep”, Lal Singh said that revamping health sector needs commitment from the medical fraternity.

“Hospitals have become poaching centres for some medicos. They come, register their attendance and leave for their private clinics and also divert patients to their clinics irrespective of economic status,” he said.

Urging doctors to work for the benevolence of the people, Singh said that Jammu and Kashmir undoubtedly produced some of the genius doctors. However, he urged the new generation of medicos to be pragmatic in their field and contribute for the best of the society.

“We need to see some genius doctors among you,” Singh, while pointing towards the audience said.


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