Hyderabad: Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan slammed corporate hospitals during the inauguration of 30th anniversary of Cancer Care India in the city. He was upset that a patient who didn’t have diabetes was made to do blood sugar test 28 times before the surgery. An angry Narasimhan said, “It hurts me to see the manner in which the patients are fleeced and there is no explanation from the doctor or the hospital to the patient. Isn’t it their right to know when diagnostic tests are done? Why are such unnecessary tests being taken up?”
The Governor spoke for 45 minutes and he was extremely angry. He said, “There are no fixed charges displayed on boards. The code of ethics is not being followed and patients are not given any clarity about their disease and the form of treatment” He added that he was frustrated with young doctors who pass out from colleges. “Why do they not want to do rural service?” he asked.
“Are we becoming a sick nation? Why are we spending so much of money on medicines? What is going wrong with us? These are the answers which we need to find,” he said. Finally, he urged the doctors to look at the human side of their profession and be true life savers and not scare a patient by presenting them huge and hefty bills. He said, “The bill kills the man more than the disease. Let us look after people more humanely.”
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