CPI(M) opposed to private medical colleges in state

The Communist Party of India (Marxists) had held the eight month old BJP government of back-tracking on its poll promise of strengthening public health institutions by inviting the corporate sector to open medical colleges for which it proposes to offer state runs district hospitals.

Tikender Panwar, member state CPI(M) secretariat said, “the government has opened backdoor entry doors for handing over the public health system to the private sector through the private public partnership mode.”

He said a notification by the medical education and research department has invited proposals for ‘green field’ medical college projects from private parties who set up a corpus of Rs 3 crore for the project, where as it costs anything beyond Rs 50 crore for setting up any kind of medical education institution.

The government has offered to let out the district hospitals of Mandi, Una and Hamirpur for use by any private medical college that comes up in these districts, he said. This was a blatantly handing over hard built government healthcare system to the private sector, said Panwar.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

2 Comments

  • Shame on you CPI(M) , after ruining Medical Education in W Bengal you arenow extendimg to the other states. I srongly protest it.

  • Why the CPI(M) or CPI or fellow parties always oppose the Private players to come any field. They have to understand that without Private equity participation economic growth is not possible. Dear HP leaders of CPI(M) pls learn lessons from China.

    Want to ask one question from the esteem leaders of CPM- Who will take the onus of rising inflation in country which has reached almost 13%? Where were these leaders when the UPA govt at centre raised the the prices of crude oil.Guess they were busy fighting on the Hyde act and 123 agreement with congress.CPM should have withdrawn support on the inflation issue which I reckon is the real issue.

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