‘Paramedical council should work as a catalyst to bring positive change’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Nov 2017 08:56:46


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Fadnavis addresses at the joint national conference Vid-Con 2017 organised by Medical Laboratory Technologists Assn of Mah and association of Clinical Laboratory Analysts and Practitioners

Paramedical council should work as a catalyst to bring positive change in providing health care services to common person. The council should provide easy, cost effective, safe, convenient and economical tests required for the medical treatment, appealed Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday.
Fadnavis was addressing at the joint national conference Vid-Con 2017 organised by Medical Laboratory Technologists Association of Maharashtra and association of Clinical Laboratory Analyst and Practitioners.

Nagpur District Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, MLC Anil Sole, Dr Ashish Deshmukh, former MP Datta Meghe, Rajiv Potdar, Dhananjay Kulkarni, Annasaheb Karule, Arun Vinchalkar, Dr Ajit Gopchade, Dr Ajit Funde and others also shared dais.

Stating that, many associations of paramedical professionals were working since long for the Paramedical Council Act, Fadnavis said, Government has passed the said act on priority to provide the health care facilities to rural areas in the state. The laboratory technicians having qualification as Diploma In Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT) were constantly working in rural areas, but there was no legal protection to them. The act passed by the Government has now provided rights to these technicians practice in rural areas, Chief Minister added.

The technicians working in pathology laboratories, X-ray technicians, ECG technicians, assistants etc. are now required to register in council. The council registration has made their services and practices easy. The technicians should get standard facilities of higher education. With this aim, Government would make arrangements for their education with the help of department of medical education, he assured.

Medical Laboratory, Technologist and Clinical Laboratory Analyst Organisations have donated Rs one lakh eleven thousands to Chief Minister’s fund. A souvenir was also released at the hands of Chief Minister.

Earlier, President of Medical Laboratory Technologist Association Dhananjay Kulkarni made introductory remarks and congratulated Chief Minister for passing the act.

Jyoti Totewar conducted the proceedings. Shirish Chandak proposed a vote of thanks. Vivek Angaitkar, Annasaheb Karule, Dhananjay Dabir, Kumar Patil, Raghunath Bhongade, Shripad Karandikar, Hemant Kumbhare, Vivek Desai, Nitin Salunkhe, Ganesh Bondre and others were also present.