Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on October 5 appealed to private hospitals in the state to provide treatment to the poor at concessional rates. The chief minister inaugurated the newly constructed Heart Transplant Operation Theatre, the State Organ and Surgical Transplant Organization (SOTO) office and E-library at Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital on Saturday.
He said it is the state government’s endeavour to make Rajasthan country’s top state in the field of medicine.
He said education and medical fields are “mediums of services and not the means of earning money”. Gehlot appealed to private hospital operators to provide treatment to poor patients at concessional rates and said other patients should also be provided treatment at reasonable rates.
He said it is not justified for all doctors of a hospital to go on strike due to the misbehavior done to any as it causes a lot of patients to suffer.
State Urban Development Minister Shanti Dhariwal, Medical Minister Raghu Sharma, Minister of State for Medicine Subhash Garg were also present on the occasion. – Moneycontrol