"It is very sad to hear about the death of a Cancer patient on the Radiotherapy couch in Alappuzha Medical College. Kerala has gone far ahead of other Indian States in all health indices, but this kind of bizarre incident highlights the necessity of further exposure requirement to both bureaucratic as well as political authorities. Using the obsolete cobalt machines for radio therapy while the private institutions are able to afford linear accelerators is really a pathetic situation.
In this scenario, it will be an eye opening for Kerala Health authorities including people’s representatives if they pay a visit to the Delhi State Cancer Institute under Delhi Government, which proved its mettle not only in super specialty treatment protocols without even user fee or out of pocket expenditure for the patients, but also hospital maintenance with state of the art technology better than any corporate hospital in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Despite caring more than 1200 patients per day in OPD, it is the only respite for the poor patients from all adjacent States of the National Capital as well as from far flung places of Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal and even Nepal."
with warm regards,
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare