Sunday, October 15, 2006

Healthcare @ Public Hospitals: Expired Kits in use?

Faulty diagnostic kits were being used to test blood meant for transfusions in major public hospitals.

Apparently - the expiry dates on these diagnostic kits had been tampered with. From prelimanary reports this went on for a year or more.
Result: In West Bengal, cases of Hepatitis and HIV have spiralled.
Cause: ZERO Accountability. Rampant Corruption.

And What is the Health Minister busy with?
Calling institute body meeting of AIIMS - to discuss charges against its director. Read Here.

Dear Mr Health Minister - there are very large number of public health care centers in india, most of them in total mess. Have you ever called a meeting to discuss that?

Related earlier posts:
Corrupt and Poor HealthCare - WHY?
Dengue at AIIMS - What is the Health Ministry doing?
Health Warnings from Dr Ramadoss

Links:
Diagnostic Kit Scam
Blood Kit Scam
Ramadoss, get well soon

4 Comments:

At 9:55 AM, Blogger Ashish said...

This is crazy. It can be a real health nightmare, especially because it will cause a severe loss of confidence in the health system.
But the Health Minister is too busy fighting his battle with the AIIMS director. I think what has hurt him is that he has been told that he cannot have the AIIMS director of his choice.

 
At 11:50 AM, Anonymous Sajith M said...

Another incident to prove that our healthcare systems needs someone to take care of its ill health..

On a side note, I have a feeling that Mr. Ramadoss is disappointed that this happened in WB and not at AIIMS. Am sure he would have loved to have a point in his favor when he talks about mismanagement at AIIMS.

 
At 5:46 AM, Anonymous ekawaaz said...

@Apun

Very very god post. Government minister are to busy in saving their egos. They are not bothered if people are dying or what. We need over all change in our health system or be prepared to see these poor people die with out any cause.

 
At 5:40 AM, Blogger Suresh Gupta said...

If we look at these things from health of democracy in India, Ramadoss is the most unhealthy health minister of independent India. In cola pesticside scam, he has given a clean chit to cola manufacturers in total contrast to the stand of JPC three years back. What may be he motivation is anybody's guess.

 

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