The Principal Secretary, Health & Family welfare, Government of Karnataka Dr Shalini Rajneesh, released manual on ‘Medical Ethics and Professionalism’ at ‘National Health Summit 2017’. The summit was jointly organized by the Private Hospitals & Nursing Homes Association – Karnataka (PHANA), Federation of Healthcare Associations – Karnataka (FHA-K) and Indian Medical Association (IMA-KSB), Karnataka with an intention to debate, deliberate and recommend various policies required for the betterment of healthcare in the state and the country.
Releasing the Manual Dr Shalini Rajneesh said, “There should be no place for fear or apprehension in anyone’s mind on the government policies of Private Healthcare. The Government aims to bring the Happiness Index of Karnataka up by several notches and we cannot do it without the support of Private Healthcare Providers. All Private and Government Healthcare stakeholders should be an ardent part of this noble venture, and ensure that there is no fear or apprehension or unhappiness in anyone’s mind.” This manual will serve as general guidelines to the entire healthcare fraternity.
The Secretary to the Government, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Legal Experts, Media Members, Eminent Personalities, Independent Thinkers, Policy Makers, National Leaders of IMA, IIM-A, KPMG, National Health Mission, Suvarna Arogya Trust, NGOs, Owners of small, mid, and large sized Hospitals, Office bearer of South Indian Hospital Association, Members of various speciality Associations, and many practicing Doctors participated in this Summit. These personalities deliberated and brainstormed during Panel Discussions on Healthcare Ethics & Governance, the challenges in Financing and Costing in healthcare organisations and the Future of Healthcare in our country.
“The conclusions arrived at during the panel discussions was shared as the ‘Bengaluru Declaration’ and will be submitted to the appropriate agencies. This Summit will henceforth be organized annually and move towards being a major policy recommending body.” Expressed Dr. C Jayanna, Convenor of National Health Summit 2017.
The Summit also witnessed felicitation of various Doctor MLAs for their contribution in their respective fields. Dr. Sharan Prakash Patil, Honourable Minister for Medical Education, Government of Karnataka; Dr. CN Ashwath Narayan, MLA Malleshwaram; and Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh, MLA Jevargi were felicitated.