Case I – HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION – ROOT OF THE PROBLEM.
Introduction of professionally qualified hospital administrators into hospitals is a need of the hour. It is now accepted that all hospitals including government hospitals need a fully qualified, experienced hospital administrator. Taking advantage of this rising requirement, many (actually too many) institutions are today offering hospital administration courses.
With a few exceptions, most of them have neither the hospital infrastructure nor a proper faculty. Moreover they are not hospital-based, though it is inconceivable how proper hospital administration can be taught, except in hospitals. What such institutions do, is to send their students for so called “project work” to hospitals for a short period. From my own experience, this project work is a farce, and actually waste of time. What is worse, the students get a totally warped and wrong idea of hospital functioning, problems and solutions.