Krishna Iyer's 100th B'day to be Celebrated in November
By Published: 17th August 2014 06:00 AM Courtesy : The New Indian Express
|Justice V R Krishna Iyer addressing the media |
The Krishna Iyer Movement, which has been formed to fight for social causes, has demanded that the government take steps to upgrade the cancer centre, for which foundation stone will be laid on Monday, to international standards. Justice Krishna Iyer stressed the need for the Chief Minister and the MPs to stand together in the pursuit, and ensure that talks are held with the Prime Minister. Dr Sanil Kumar, a member of the Movement, demanded that the government take immediate steps to appoint sufficient staff at the Kalamassery Medical College, which was taken over by the government recently.
Though the government has taken over the hospital no measures have been taken to improve the basic facilities at the hospital.
“The government has not taken any step to make appointments to the super-speciality cadre at the hospital. Persons who are nearing their retirement age, and those without proper qualifications have been appointed at the top posts at the hospital,” Sanil Kumar alleged. The members said that a strict criteria should be set for the appointment of doctors and the other staff at medical colleges.
Writer M K Sanu and Ernakulam Karayogam secretary P Ramachandran also spoke to the media.