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Dr. Anil Goyal Member & Chairman CME-Delhi Medical Council President DMA
President Speaks : Greetings from Delhi Medical Association

It is high time that Govt. of India address the issues of shortage of Healthcare Professionals  ( 10 lacs doctors and 15 lacs nurses in the country. The problems is acute as even the existing hospitals are not able to meet requisite legal Healthcare professionals requirement, facing legal consequences and problems of healthcare delivery.

Short term solution - we need to prevent migration of doctors, nurses to middle east countries, UK/ USA for better career opportunities & pay packets. why we can't manage to keep doctors and nurses in our own country by providing them better career opportunities, world class infrastructure and salaries commensurate with their long working hours and responsibility thus creating conducive atmosphere.

Long term planning- District hospital should be developed as medical colleges with MCI mandated infrastructure and medical menpower. To have skilled menpower, the serving healthcare professionals retirement age should be increased to 65 years.

Mens health society of India was launched at Lalit Hotel with a vision to decrease morbidity and increase quality lifespan in men with the help of women. As you know that average age of men is 5 to 12 year less than women world over.

You are aware about the irrationality of CGHS rate list and the absurdity the various charges- be it visit or procedures. Rates are much less than market rates, they are irrational based on L-1 quotations, do not reflect actual expenses involved, or take care of investment done. It does not help health care industry to grow or improve its services. The rates coated this year are less than 2001 rates.

Besides making efforts to get revision we have to create an atmosphere where doctors should not accept ridiculously low reates for short term gain of more work. Remember even when you work for low rates your liability toward compensation does not go down, rather it goes up because of more number of cases you treat.

DMA has submitted to honorable health minister

1.            Cost accountants to do cost analysis in Govt. hospitals and rates of CGHS empanelled hospital should be rationalized.

2.            Representative of IMA/DMA should be involved in policy making and grievance redressal mechanism. DMA with its commitment towards fellow doctors and respect of profession has taken up this issue and request you for sustained efforts towards achieving this goal.

Doctors day programme on 29th June at MAMC auditorium would only be successful with your participation. Please join us in the evening for Felicitation, scientific and cultural programme.

 

Regards,

Dr. Anil Goyal

President Delhi Medical Association

Member & Chairman CME-Delhi Medical Council

Treasurer-North Zone Urological Society of India

President-Men's health Society, Delhi

 

Past President-IMA East Delhi Branch

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