Mukherjee condemns attacks on doctors when they are unable to save patients' lives

President Pranab Mukherjee today spoke out against the increasing number of cases where relatives of patients turn violent and attack doctors when they are unable to save the lives of patients and said such incidents should be avoided.
Speaking after laying the foundation stone of a Super Specialty Hospital of BRS Health & Research Institute at Udupi, Karnataka, he condemned this "uncivilized behaviour" and said people should trust doctors who try their best to save lives and cure patients.
Mr. Mukhjeree said there remained a huge gap in the country in terms of access to medicine and health care despite the fact that advances in modern medicine and investment in health infrastructure had made many diseases such as cholera, small pox, plague and tuberculosis curable and eradicated others.
He said this brought up the larger and more question of the skewed nature of health care in India -- both in terms of infrastructure and pesonnel.
Against the international norm of one doctor per thousand population, we have one doctor for 1700 people in our country. The ratio thus stands at 0.7:1000. The situation is all the more alarming in the vast hinterland of rural India, he said.
The President said that only a healthy mind and a healthy body could be the abode of God. He appreciated Mr. B. R. Shetty and his wife for their efforts in establishing the hospital. He stated that providing accessible and affordable medical facilities should be the objective of healthcare in the country. 


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