Doctor-patient relationship should change: AIIMS director

AIIMS launches research foundation for healthcare administration

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Sonal Matharu | February 2, 2011



With the changing technology in medicine the curriculum of the medical courses taught in the country should also change, said All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) director Dr RC Deka here on Tuesday.

“The doctor-patient relationship is never taught in medical colleges. In the coming years, the conflict between the doctors, patients and the society will multiply,” said Dr Deka at the inauguration of the research foundation of hospital and healthcare administration (RFHHA) under the department of hospital administration, AIIMS.

The director’s statement comes at a time when the country’s premier institute for healthcare, AIIMS, is jostling with its first ever case of sexual abuse of a minor by a senior resident doctor.

The director, otherwise, refused to comment on the ongoing issue where a doctor from the neurosurgery department has been held guilty for sexually harassing an eight-year-old boy who was admitted in the hospital for a minor surgery.

The hospital, nonetheless, continues to add feathers in its cap, the recent one being the creation of a foundation for research and training for the technical staff and nurses in the country.

In partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Academy of Hospital Administration (AHA), Quality Council of India (QCI) and several other organisations, AIIMS has developed the foundation to assist research in hospital administration and management.

“The foundation will not only benefit those in the healthcare industry in India, but students from the neighbouring countries can also apply for fellowships for the programmes we offer,” said Dr Shakti Kumar Gupta, medical superintendent and head of department, hospital administration, AIIMS.

The conference will go on till February 5 and various stakeholders from the healthcare industry will be a part of it.
 

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