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Stop Sending us recommendations to admit patients : AIIMS Doctors write to ALL MPs and MLAs

Stop Sending us recommendations to admit patients : AIIMS Doctors write to ALL MPs and MLAs

New Delhi: Tired of receiving recommendations of admissions from politicians asking them to give preferential treatment to the bearers of the letters, AIIMS doctors have now written back to all the MPs and MLAs across the country asking them to stop recommending patients at AIIMS Delhi.

Taking a serious concern towards the patients who need the medical treatment and do not have any recommendations from MPs and MLAs, the doctors said that instead of recommending patients to AIIMS Delhi, the ministers should improve the medical facilities at their localities.

The resident doctors association in its letter stated that India is a country of 1.2 billion people with most of the healthcare system is dependent on tertiary care hospitals like AIIMS. Many of the patients from far off areas come to AIIMS for better treatment. Many of the patients have a reference letter from their local MPs or MLAs with recommendations for admission.

” Tertiary care hospitals have limited beds and facilities so it’s the disease which will get consideration for admission, not the letter from ministers.” the letter stated

“Whenever the politicians send any recommendation letter to tertiary care hospital, please send the copy of it to prime minister office and union health ministry with demanding the same facilities of healthcare in your area which you think is only available in tertiary care hospital at Delhi.” the letter added

“We receive two to four thousand recommendations daily on letterheads of MPs and MLAs. How are we supposed to treat patients who do not have these sifarish ? ” asked AIIMS Resident Doctors’ Association president Dr. Harjit Singh Bhatti told Medical Dialogues

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  1. Great it should be like this !!

  2. Nice gesture. But not only recommendation but all type of VIP treatment to VIPs also, if any, should be banned. An MP, mla, or even pm, CM, president should not get any preference to common man in terms of date of operation,or admission etc. In govt hospital every body is same. And doctors must not differentiate between VIP and other in their behavior, approach to patient.

  3. Very good initiative.But they are all above God and will mint any other excuse in the name of public service.

  4. Hahahahahaha… Very nice reply by aiims doctors. Who will decide that a particular patient need admission or not, a doctor or a politician. Same here at the National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, Cuttack.Here politician even send patients with a paper in which they write that \”Please admit the Patient for Rehabilitation surgery.\”

  5. The PMO and MOHFW should give written instructions to all MPs and to the State Governments not to give letters of recommendation for preferential treatment. By doing so the MPs are depriving genuine patients from getting treatment