Medical colleges in Kerala to be made super-specialty hospitals

Chief Minister asks doctors not to recommend unnecessary tests and laboratory examinations for patients

Medical colleges in Kerala to be made super-specialty hospitals

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday that all medical colleges in the state would be upgraded to the level of super-specialty hospitals by 2020.

He said medical colleges were equipped with modern facilities, but many people tended to ignore them and prefer private hospitals.

He asked doctors not to recommend unnecessary tests and laboratory examinations for patients. There had been complaints of nexus between certain doctors and private laboratories. Doctors should uphold ethical standards, he added.