SRINAGAR, Oct 31: 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,” Mr Singh told jam-packed hall of medicos at the Annual Day function, of Government Medical College Srinagar at SKICC here. “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, Mr 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,” Mr Singh, while pointing towards the audience said.
Principal, GMC Srinagar, Dr Rafiq Ahmad Pampori, Prof Qaiser Ahmad, Prof Manzoor Halwai and the entire faculty of the medical college as well as former principals and galaxy of renowned doctors were present on the occasion.Earlier, the entire faculty of GMC Srinagar was introduced to the Chief Minister and Minister for Health & Medical Education. The Chief Minister also released the annual college magazine, highlighting the achievements and activities of the institution.