Nagpur: On October 27, the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) will be visited by expert panel from Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Maharashtra, and review what facilities and services are now available on public private partnership (PPP).
Various organizations have started opposing the visit of this expert committee under his leadership from Dr. Vijay Chandanwale From Mumbai.
“We condemn this discussion of privatization of many departments of government medical colleges in the state. The right to health is a fundamental right. It is the duty of the government to fulfill it well and provide facilities to its citizens.” said Dr. Siddhant Bharne.
Now the organization has written a letter against this scheme to the Medical Education Minister whose name is Amit Deshmukh and the Chief Minister whose name is Uddhav Thackeray.
The Directorate of Medical Education and Research chief whose name is Dr. Dilip Mhaisekar. He has said that there is no plan of any kind to privatize the medical college. It has also been said that as per the policy of the government, every single medical college in the state is now being surveyed for the Public Private Partnership model. This is not privatization at all.
Survey is Being Conducted
A senior member of the visiting committee has stated that although the survey is being conducted at GMC located in Nagpur district. But there is no possibility of privatization of departments at all. The official also said that this scheme is mainly for those medical colleges and hospitals where infrastructure is available but there is very less manpower. And private players can also take advantage of a number of special services. They will also provide all these services at a discounted rate. So that there is no problem for any patient.
As far as Nagpur district is concerned, then both the medical colleges here are well established. Survey conducted only as part of the official mandate. The member has also pointed out that the public private partnership model has been successful in rural parts of the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat.
From now new medical colleges will be established on the basis of public private partnership only on government land. But a survey of existing medical colleges is also being conducted to add special facilities on public private partnership basis.