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Govt not giving priority to medical sector an immediate concern: CJI Ramana

“It is saddening that our doctors are being brutally attacked while on duty. Why is it that the medical professionals are at the receiving end for someone else’s failure,” CJI Ramana asked.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: July 2, 2021 2:14:37 am
NV RamanaChief Justice of India NV Ramana (Express file photo)

Chief Justice of India N V Ramana Thursday said the “government not giving priority to medical sector” is an “immediate concern”. He also asked why “medical professionals are at the receiving end for someone else’s failure”.

“The medical bodies and concerned agencies in the government have to put their heads together to address these concerns. Only then can we sincerely greet the doctors on the first of July every year,” the Chief Justice said while addressing medical professionals on World Doctors Day at an event. He also launched a campaign against diabetes by a Hyderabad-based society.

“It is saddening that our doctors are being brutally attacked while on duty. Why is it that the medical professionals are at the receiving end for someone else’s failure,” CJI Ramana asked.

“Issues such as insufficient number of medical professionals, infrastructure, medicines, outdated technologies, and government not giving priority to the medical sector are issues of immediate concern. It is a fact that the tradition of family doctor is vanishing. Why is it that the profiteering by corporates and investors is being blamed on doctors?”

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