Announcements A Joint Statement on Technical, legal, ethical and implementation concerns regarding Aarogya Setu and other apps introduced during COVID-19 in India by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA), Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF), Forum for Medical Ethics Society (FMES), and All India People’s Science Network (AIPSN)   |   Submission to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on behalf of Hub5 (HEaL Institute, APU, Seher-CHSJ, and IAPH) – COPASAH on human rights issues confronted by ASHAS and ANMs during the Covid-19 pandemic | Aug 7, 2020   |   Letter to MMC by FMES, PUCL-MH, FAOW, and MFC urging to restore its order suspending licenses of two doctors accused of abetting the suicide of Dr Payal Tadvi

Medical college teachers and some ethical issues in Kerala

K Rajasekharan Nair

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2004.003


Dr Mohanan Nair’s paper was an unpleasant but a more or less factual reminder of the state of affairs in the medical colleges of Kerala. It might benefit from a historical perspective and a comparative assessment with other medical institutions in India. The decay of medical colleges in Kerala reflects the general trend in this country where almost all public sector undertakings have failed in their mission. The few exceptions only prove the rule. I have seen once proud academic medical centres becoming centres of revolt, anarchy and political fiefdom. Research has taken a back seat. Many so-called missionary hospitals, which did a lot of charity work in the past, have now become profitable centers catering to the rich rather than the poor.

Full Text





There are currently no refbacks.

Article Views

PDF Downloads

Click here to support US