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Krishna Iyer Movement Prepares an 8-point Agenda to Tackle EMC Issues

The Justice V R Krishna Iyer movement has come up with an eight-point agenda to be presented in the meeting which will be convened by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in Thiruvananthapuram

Published: 13th May 2014 09:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th May 2014 09:27 AM   |  A+A-

The Justice V R Krishna Iyer movement has come up with an eight-point agenda to be presented in the meeting which will be convened by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday to discuss issues pertaining to the Ernakulam Government Medical College .

The volunteers pointed out that there  is  an inadequate supply  of  generic  drugs   by  the medical  services  corporation. 

“A  Karunya   pharmacy  should be  opened. It should  function  24   hours  and ensure supply of anaesthesia  drugs  and  suture  materials required during operations,” they said.

“Now   patients  have to go to the General Hospital to  to get these medicines as  such  drugs are  not  available  in  ordinary medical  shops. There are no medical  shops  functioning  outside the Medical College,” they pointed out. 

They said that there transportation facilities to the medical college are poor.

“Bus  services   to  the Medical  College   are inadequate.   Every  time  people  depend  on  autos  to go outside to procure  medicines, food and other necessary items from  HMT   junction. 

“People   from  eastern  parts  of  the district  like   Piravom, Muvattupuzha,  Kothamangalam, Angamaly  and Perumbavoor have little access to the Medical College,” said Dr Sanil Kumar, a volunteer of the movement.

He pointed out that the hospital is devoid of a 24-hour canteen.

The volunteers said that the hospital has no cardiologist   or  neurosurgeon.

“Emergency  cases like heart  attack and  brain  injury  cannot  be  handled. Either the patients are being  referred  to Kottayam  Medical  college  or  they  depend  on private  hospitals. 

“At least temporary measures should be taken to post doctors  from  other  medical  colleges,” they said. 

Though there are facilities  for  dialysis, absence  of  a full  time  nephrologist  hinders  its utilisation.

“Though equipments  for  urology  care  are available, there are no urologists available. 

“Besides, the hospital needs super specialists in gastro  medical, cardiothoracic  surgery, pediatric  surgery and plastic  surgery,” they said.

Above all, the hospital needs an efficient administrative  team, they said.

Other volunteers are M K Sanu and former District Collector K R Vishwambharan.



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