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HACON 2017

Hospital administrators of private medical colleges from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala gathered at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI) in Puducherry on Saturday to discuss the challenges in private teaching hospitals.

Speaking at the second annual conclave of hospital administrators ‘HACON 2017’, on the current challenges in private hospitals, Prashanth Rajagopalan, Turstee, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, pointed out that cross subsidy of fees in private medical colleges to serve the public will not work for a long time. He added that only those medical college hospitals which run efficiently will survive. He added that the private teaching hospitals should efficiently reorganise to provide low cost and high quality care.

Dayananda. M, Medical Superintendent and COO, Kasturba Hospital, stated that the annual payment revision for health schemes was not linked with inflation. “There is rise in volume of uncompensated care from schemes,” he said, adding that these issues need to be addressed.

He led the talk by discussing about the mandate for teaching hospitals, operational efficiency, human resources, statutory compliance and environment.

Chief Minister V. Naryanasamy’s speech was read out at the inaugural function, in which, he has stated that the government was very supportive of the private teaching medical institutes and these institutes face many challenges.