Nadda suggests appointing counsellors to check doctor-patient altercations
New Delhi: Expressing concern over the spurt in incidents of altercation between doctors and patients at various hospitals, Union Health Minister J P Nadda today suggested appointing qualified counsellors to communicate with the patients and their attendants.
"There is a need for professional communicators... This is important as patient-doctor altercations tend to increase when the patient load increases," Nadda said at an event marking the Platinum Jubilee of the Safdarjung Hospital today.
Nadda said the institute had traversed a long illustrious journey of glorious 75 years.
"I salute and congratulate the stalwarts who formed the foundation of this premium healthcare institute,? he said.