Surat: A discussion organized by the health department in presence of minister of state for health Shankar Chaudhary and J P Gupta, commissioner of health, on Tuesday became stormy as several participating doctors highlighted the poor condition of government hospitals and medical colleges. Chaudhary was in city to announce the new scheme to develop health infrastructure.
The discussion that was scheduled for 2 pm at Krushi Bazaar on Ring Road started at 3 pm as Chaudhary arrived an hour late. Meanwhile, over 300 doctors, trustees of NGO run hospital and owners of top hospitals were kept waiting.
To make up for the delay Chaudhary directly began his speech after formal inauguration and informed about the various subsidy and financial support schemes to develop medical infrastructure.
Dr Jagdish Sakhiya, a dermatologist, questioned the scheme since it had no specific support for skin related treatments. “Currently the government hospitals are training the medical students on poor quality Chinese machine and only one such machine is available in Surat college. In such condition what doctors will do when they come out after completing study,” asked Sakhiya.