Big hospitals should have teaching facilities: Dr Devi Prasad Shetty | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: Renowned cardiac surgeon and Padma Bhushan awardee Dr Devi Prasad Shetty said to improve health care services all big hospitals of the state should also have teaching facilities.
“I see the potential for a major change in healthcare services in Uttar Pradesh in the next four years. If all hospitals, especially government ones having 100 or more beds, start conducting a two-year diploma courses for MBBS pass-outs, it will create a workforce of professionals who can practice in tier II and III cities or in rural areas,” he said while addressing students, faculty members and government dignitaries at RMLIMS foundation day on Friday.
Explaining this idea, he said despite having a population more than four times than his native state Karnataka, which is on 8th rank with a maternal mortality ratio (MMR) of 83 per lakh, Maharashtra comes on second position (38 per lakh) and is heading towards first rank.
The reason behind this is one institute — College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPS).
“This college trains 19,854 diploma professionals including anesthetists, pediatricians, gynecologists and radiologists who often don’t get jobs in Mumbai and work in remote areas. Therefore, MMR is less there,” said Shetty.
He added that lack of surgery causes 32.6% of all deaths across the globe as many don’t have access to the facility.
“This industry of about Rs 10 trillion needs more and more trained doctors, nurses and paramedics. We can use our population to our advantage,” he said and added that for this, nursing and paramedical courses should also be conducted in every hospital.
“This will fill the shortage of medical personnel. The National Medical Commission (NMC) can monitor them simply by reviewing the number of surgeries being done here,” said Shetty.

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