The Federation of Healthcare Associations – Karnataka (FHA-K) was inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah at the first National Healthcare Summit involving the representatives of Government Policy Makers, Government and Private Healthcare Organisations and Healthcare Associations, Legal Experts, Media Members, NGOs, Public, and Practicing Doctors here today at Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, Bengaluru. This ‘National Health Summit 2017’ 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.
FHA-K is a think-tank, comprising of various Healthcare Associations to assist and recommend various policies for betterment of Healthcare both to policymakers and private organisations.
Addressing the gathering, the Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri Siddaramaiah said, “It is heartening to see that all the medical stakeholders have come together to debate, discuss and to improve the Healthcare scenario in our state and in our country. The prime focus of private sector and the government medical sector should be to cohesively be beneficial to the Community as a whole. Everyone should work towards serving the Community Ethically and Compassionately keeping the interests of the Common Man in mind. Healthy individuals lead to Healthy Community, in turn contributing to a Healthier Nation. Private Sector is a major partner in providing healthcare to the society, and the Government always supports the good works. On behalf of the Government of Karnataka, I congratulate and appreciate PHANA, FHA-K and IMA to have taken this initiative in bringing in all the stakeholders and started the step of getting the collective views of various people into consideration. I wish them all the best in their future endeavours.”
Speaking on the occasion, Honourable Minister for Medical Education, Government of Karnataka Dr. Sharan Prakash Patil said, “Although the facilities provided in government hospitals are of good quality and there are no financial constraints, the quality of administration needs improvement due to various rules and regulations. So, doctors are not in a position to be administrators. However, the private sector hospitals are in a position to give excellent quality facilities and administration, and the doctors are great at administration. All hospitals should focus on providing ethical and selfless service.”