It's quid pro quo, even in healthcare sector too!!Whenever it comes to posting of employees in different government departments, some weightage is always given to people who are close to the ruling dispensation. This practice is followed everywhere and even premier hospitals are not spared.
Few years earlier there was an uproar about how the dialysis of a pet dog was recommended in the same ward, where humans undergo dialysis at a premier state run hospital in Kolkata. The director of the hospital recommended the procedure at the behest of a leader of the ruling dispensation. After the incident, because of much hue and cry among the public, the director was shunted out to an inferior post of another hospital. Now the former director is back as Director of Medical Education. Surely it's a reward for him.
In 2011, a major fire broke out at AMRI Hospitals, Kolkata where more than 90 people were chocked to death due to the utter negligence of the hospital authorities. The hospital was run by a business group with extraordinary political influence, but the license of the hospital was cancelled by the ruling TMC government, who came to power few months before this ghastly incident. Later on, this cancellation of license was turned out to be an eye wash and the hospital was re-opened after two years under the aegis of the same group.
The above two incidents clearly show the healthcare system of West Bengal in a nutshell. When the healthcare system will come out of political clutch? Is it at all possible?