India still backward in post-operative care: DC Harsha Gupta

Mysore June 20 (JP)- "It is not just enough to have the desire to cure patients but the acquisition of such critical knowledge in the treatment of patients that provides the cutting edge. This knowledge should be constantly updated," said Harsha Gupta, Deputy Commissioner.

He was speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration of the One-Day Apollo Pulmocriticare-2010 organised by Apollo Pulmocriticare (Mysore) in association with Critical Care Forum, Mysore Chapter, at Hotel Regaalis here this morning.

Harsha Gupta said that while medical care, particularly post operative all-inclusive care, in India was good it could not be compared to say, America and said, "We are still 15 years backward in the area of patient education and counseling as well as all post operative care."

Dr. Ravindranath, Medical Superintendent, Apollo BGS Hospital, spoke of the criticalities of pulmonary care and the qualitative availability of such care in India. He said that the Apollo Group of Hospitals was constantly upgrading techniques and setting benchmarks against the best of international hospitals.

Dr. Manjunath, Vikram Hospitals, who also spoke said "There are 7Cs that any physician need or hospital needs to keep in mind at all times. They are: Compassion, Commitment, Consideration, Comfort of the patient, Critical care, Counseling of the patient and Crucial care."

Earlier Dr. Raghunath Aladakatti, Consultant Intensivist, Apollo BGS Hospital, introduced the guests and spoke of the importance of the conference.

Dr. Ram E. Rajagopalan of Sundaram Hospital, Chennai, and Dr. Ravindra Mehta, Wockhardt Hospital, Bangalore, Dr. Shyam Prasad Shetty and Dr. Harish Nayak, both from Apollo BGS Hospital, were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore