With the rapid emergence of corporatisation of health care sector, extremely demanding patient segment and insurance providers for health care management, it has become imperative now than ever before for those related to health, medicine, hospitals and hospital administrators, NGOs, Trust operating hospitals to adhere and execute appropriate policy matters with respect to medical care.
To precisely meet this objective of issues relating to legal aspects, medical negligence, consumer protection, Sankara Nethralaya Academy, the education and training arm of Medical Research Foundation conducted a two day seminar on “Legal Issues relating to Hospital Administration” on 11th and 12th October 2013.
Addressing the gathering, Smt. Akila Ganesan, Registrar, The Sankara Nethralaya Academy observed that the seminar was intended to focus on challenges and issues in Health care sector and their related legal management for effective and smooth functioning of the institution.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Samuel Abraham, Senior Law Officer, Christian Medical College, Vellore said it was critical for any hospital management to be equipped with expertise on laws governing medical practice, particularly to handle medico legal cases.
The power packed sessions included topics on “Medical Negligence and its consequences on the reputation of hospital”, “Informed Consent and its role in consumer cases”, “Application of Consumer Protection Act to Hospitals”, “Importance of Medical records”, “Medico legal cases and role of Medical profession”, “HR issues in Hospital Administration” handled by veterans Mr. D. Samuel Abraham, Senior Law Officer, CMC Vellore, Ms.Hannah Paul, Personnel Manager, CMC Vellore and Mr. M.R. Ravishankar, advocate, Ramana Associates, Vellore, who not only offered their rich knowledge and expertise with ease to the avid listeners, but also encouraged and welcomed interactive participation.
The two day seminar included senior Administrative officers and Medical professionals from prestigious institutions like Apollo group of Hospitals, Ashwini Eye care, MS Ramaiah College, Bangalore, Gopi Hospitals, Salem, Sankara Nethralaya and SRM University.
The utterly satisfied participants remarked that the sessions enabled better understanding of the nuances on the subject to handle subtle issues with real time scenarios from the experts, who delivered maximum content on the topics within short span of time.
The seminar concluded with distribution of certificates to the participants and vote of thanks by Sri.A.Mahalingam, Assistant Registrar, The Sankara Nethralaya Academy.