“The noble medical profession should never be commercialised,” reiterated Governor H.R. Bhardwaj.

He was speaking after launching the three-day 8th World Congress on ‘Clinical Preventive Cardiology and Imaging,’ organised jointly by World Heart Academy, Cardiological Society of India, JSS University and other organisations at Suttur yesterday.

“The doctors take all possible care and precaution while treating patients but if the patient dies, owing to some misinterpretation the doctor faces the wrath of the relatives of the patient. Such incidents of attack on doctors are increasing of late. From the point of safety of the doctors, it has become necessary for the Union Government to amend the Consumer Protection Act,” opined the Governor.

Referring to the medical profession in the US, Bhardwaj said that a good number of doctors there invest a part of their earnings for treating poor patients which was being emulated by a few doctors in India and he wished that their numbers should increase.

Presiding over the programme, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah regretted that of late heart-related problems had entered rural areas also owing to the change in lifestyle of the villagers. He hoped that the medical cost to treat heart ailments would become affordable for the poor.

District in-charge Minister V. Sreenivasa Prasad released the commemorative souvenir.

Sri Siddeshwara Swamiji released a book on diabetic care written by Dr. M. Mahesh.

JSS Varsity VC Dr. B. Suresh released the book Ethical Issue in Cardiology Practice written by Dr. K.K. Agarwal.

Cardiologists of India and abroad were felicitated.

Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji graced the occasion. Delegates from India and abroad will present papers at the conference.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore