March 22 2019
‘Doctors must educate their patients’
17 March 2018

Governor presents awards to 21 hospitals in the State

Governor Banwarilal Purohit urged doctors to educate their patients about the procedures that would be performed on them. It is necessary that the health care industry is accountable for the services they provide, he said.

Mr. Purohit, who distributed awards to 21 hospitals in the State for their service to the society, at a function which was part of the business initiatives of The Hindu Group Publishing Private Limited, said he hoped that the awardees would carry forward their legacy of providing best services to the people. The doyens who received awards had risen by their hard work and brought pride to their families, he said and lauded their commitment to serve the society.

Lauding the newspaper Mr. Purhoit said, “I am a regular reader since 1978 and these are my observations. No flattery, it is a real fact that The Hindu is ethical in its approach to news coverage.” He also launched the coffee tablebook Doyens Guardians of Healthcare - Tamil Nadu 2018, the first copy of which was received by Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former Governor of West Bengal.

Public health

In his speech, Mr. Gandhi said public health should be of prime importance. He said the healthcare for senior citizens should receive more attention.

Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar explained the services provided by the government and the achievements of the public health care institutions in the State. The State had been made the hub of healthcare, thanks to private healthcare providers, said Health secretary J. Radhakrishnan.

Among the awardees were V. Shanta, chairman of Cancer Institute, Adyar, S.S. Badrinath, chairman of Sankara Nethralaya, and the government district headquarters hospitals of Cuddalore, Padmanabhapuram in Kanyakumari district, Pollachi and Manapparai. N. Ram, chairman of The Hindu Group of Publications, welcomed the gathering.



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