Doctors should not limit themselves to prescribing medicine: Parshuram

90-day course on public health management of physicians begins

Bhopal : Doctors should not limit themselves to prescribing medicine. Doctors should also become managers and leaders in their field. Director General of Atal Behari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis, Shri R. Parshuram said this at the inauguration of a certificate course in public health management for medical officers. This 90-day course is being run in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Public Health (PHFI).

Shri Parshuram said that skill upgradation is must to bring good governance in the state. He said that all the doctors will have to work together to improve the health index.

Training Institute and Trainers to be updated

Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare Smt. Pallavi Jain Govil said that a programme has been prepared to keep the training institutes and trainers updated to apprise doctors with the latest technologies. He said that this training will give a new direction to the doctors. Smt. Govil said that medical work is more a public service rather than government service. She told that doctors have a sense of completion more than competition, which is not good for the profession. Chief Advisor Shri M.M. Upadhyay gave information about the course outline.

Smt. Lipika Nanda of PHFI said that the course would be practical instead of being theoretical. Feedback will be taken for every session. She said that the trainees can clear their doubts even after the session.

The institute’s newsletter was released on the occasion. Commissioner Health Shri Prateek Hajela was also present.