Goa Pradesh Congress Committee calls for checks on medical tourism


Goa Pradesh Congress Committee ( GPCC) urged the government to crackdown on unqualified doctors involved in medical tourism, stating that it will dent the state's image.
Speaking to media persons, GPPC working president and south Goa MP Francisco Sardinha said we are promoting medical tourism in Goa and we have seen of late many unqualified doctors taking advantage of the situation.
He said that the state government should conduct a survey to find out how many doctors are involved in this unethical practice.
"I would like to request Goa government, especially the health ministry to maintain a proper vigil to ensure that good and qualified doctors and dentists are practicing under the banner of medical tourism", Sardinha added.
The implications may not been seen immediately but in course of time, the state's image will be dented by unfair practices by doctors. "If any doctors are not qualified and they are practicing, then they should be punished," Sardinha said. [TOI]