Ganesh S. Pai, senior dermatologist, said here on Sunday that some doctors were misusing certain medical equipment at the Government Wenlock Hospital by using them for treating their private patients.

He was addressing a gathering at a workshop organised by the national medical wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He said that some doctors brought patients who visited their private clinics to the hospital for laser treatment. Such doctors also offered their services at the hospital.

It was an abuse of the government facility. Dr. Pai urged N. Yogish Bhat, Mangalore South MLA, to keep a register at the hospital to record names of candidates who were screened. Private candidates who used the facility should be penalised and the money so collected should be used for the development of the hospital, he said.