NewZNew (Chandigarh) : A unique concept – Society for Promotion of Ethical & Affordable Healthcare (SPEAK) will be dedicated to the public on May 10. The inaugural event of SPEAK will see launch of its path-breaking website for healthy lifestyle, patient education, prevention of disease and promotion of ethical & affordable healthcare in India – www.speakforhealthyindia.com. Chandigarh’s Mayor Mrs. Poonam Sharma will be the guest of honor. Said Dr R Kumar, Convenor, SPEAK, and administrator of the website www.speakforhealthyindia.com “This event is being planned in collaboration with PHD chamber on Sunday 10thMay, 2015 at 11 am at PHD house Sector 31 Chandigarh. The website is not just a portal but a movement that focuses on bringing medical ethics to the fore while highlighting the good work being done by the doctors, despite the heavy odds against wich the doctors have to work. . Once the website is dedicated to public there will be no membership fee, no charge for visiting the site or asking any question on the net. The visitors will also be free to give their feedback/ comments through e mail.”
Like minded and senior doctors like Dr. R.S. Sandhu, Dr. R. Kumar, Dr. S.K. Aggarwal, Dr. S.K. Jindal, Dr. Jasvinder Grewal, Dr. Anurag Sharma, and Dr. S.K. Bansal have joined hands to set up SPEAK. Adds Dr Kumar, “SPEAK and its website are being launched by a core group of doctors who will work for protecting, preserving and restoring the pristine glory of the ‘noble medical profession’.”
Senior doctors from IMA, members of NGOs like Rotary, Loins, Councilors and several other professionals will also be present. It is noteworthy that such a website has a very important role to play in today’s India when the medical profession is getting a bad name due to a handful of doctors who do not practice ethics. However, even the greedy buff is concerned in good outcome of their treatment and welfare od the patient.
The subject matter of the website is not regional but of National importance as issue of ethics and affordability are problems being faced across the country. In such a scenario, the website and SPEAK are slated to provide yeoman’s service. The portal will have write ups and blogs by well known doctors on patient education & healthy life style. It will empower the readers with medical literacy among people requiring healthcare and public at large. The website will be interactive where questions will be answered by experts. The role of the portal will be educational and facilitation for the patients, doctors and the community at large. It will act as a family friend and not like a family doctor. It will also strive to bring down the cost of various procedures by reasoning, advocacy and appeal to private and public hospitals.