Tamil Nadu

CMC organises meet on safety in healthcare

Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan addressing the gathering at the event.

Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan addressing the gathering at the event.   | Photo Credit: C. Venkatachalapathy

‘Need to address issue of quality healthcare for care-providers’

There is need to address the issue of providing quality healthcare to care-providers, who play a major role in the healthcare system, said J. Radhakrishnan, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu.

While addressing scholars and students of the Christian Medical College at Vellore on Friday at the inauguration of a two-day conference on ‘Safety in Healthcare, Occupation and Quality’ organised at Bagayam campus, he said that such efforts were commendable.

“When we ensure the healthcare for care providers such as doctors, nurses and para-medical staff, they would, in turn, ensure healthy patient care, he said.

Mr. Radhakrishnan lauded the supportive role provided by CMC and NIMHANS, Bengaluru, to the Government in the post-tsunami days in 2004, giving psychological support both to the victims and care providers.

It is good that CMC has come with such conferences to discuss important issues relating to healthcare and preparedness in handling legal entanglements in providing quality healthcare, he said.

Legal implications

Doctors awareness with regard to the legal implications is the need of the hour and a session on this subject looks into what they need to know, how the law looks at complaints and what can be learnt from important cases, he said.

More than 900 delegates have registered for the events which includes panel discussion and deliberations on providing quality healthcare. Deputy Director General (NACO), Ministry of Healthcare and Family Welfare, Government of India, spoke about the measures taken by his Ministry in reducing the number of AIDS/ HIV incidences.

Free drugs were distributed to 12 lakh people affected by HIV, he said. Experts shared their knowledge during the discussions held later in the day.

Associate Director, CMC, Vikram Mathews, Medical Superintendent, Prasad Mathew, Nursing Superintendent, Pramila Lee, Organising Secretaries of SHOQ-2019, Lallu Joseph and Reginald Alex participated.

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