Treat the patient along with his ailment, Nadda calls upon doctors

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jan 2018 11:22:30


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Government has also decided to convert all 1.25 lakh health centres into wellness centres and try to check an ailment at the primary health centre-level

Terming the establishment of Health Sciences and Ayush University of Chhattisgarh as a unique initiative Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda said that “amalgamation of modern sciences with Ayush is an unparallel experiment and I have complete faith on
State Government and university management that this unique convergence initiative will become a successful venture.”

Nadda while extending his best wishes and congratulations to the students who received their degrees, said getting primary, middle and higher education is a right, but getting professional education is a not a right, but a privilege given by the society.

Lakhs of students appear for professional courses and only few in numbers get a chance to be selected for professional
courses. When a new medical college is established, per student expenditure is around Rs 3 crore of which Rs 1.25 crore is paid by centre and Rs 1.75 crore by State Government.

Hence, every student passing out from here should take a resolution as to how he or she will repay this privilege back to the society. Nadda said we generally treat the disease and forget the patient. Hence it is necessary to treat the patient along with his disease. He also asked the students to be docile and provide their services to mankind in a passive manner.

Union Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda observed these views while addressing the occasion of 2nd Convocation Ceremony of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Memorial Health Sciences and Ayush University of Chhattisgarh as the Chief guest.
On the occasion he also dedicated the new building for the University at Naya Raipur. Governor and Chancellor Balramji Dass Tandon, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, Health Minister Ajay Chandrakar, MP Ramesh Bais, Higher Education Minister Prem Prakash Pandey and PWD Minister Rajesh Munat were present on the occasion along with Principal Secretary (Health) Subrat Sahoo, Vice Chancellor Dr G B Gupta and other senior officials.

Nadda said, since Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken the reins of government, a new approach has been initiated towards health in terms of policies and programmes, i.e., holistic approach towards health services. Till date we used to consider health in silos, that means we were taking it in integrated way, i.e., if one is practicing Allopath, it cannot be expected from him to have knowledge of any other way of treatment like Ayurved, Homeopath, etc. thereafter every doctor used to consider any kind of treatment based on the pathy on which he or she is trained.

But health should is a holistic approach or an inclusive approach, which the Prime Minister had put forth. Under his leadership, India has been successful in putting Yoga in the fore-front in the world. Today through Yoga researches are underway to cure cancer, diabetes, etc. The Central Government has instituted a Centre of Integrated Medicines in All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where cure for any given disease will be taken up through documentation by all types of medical pathies. Similar, initiative has been taken in PGI Chandigarh and in Bengaluru. Under the 2017 new Health policy, there has been a shift in focus that instead ofdisease centric treatment, steps are being taken towards moving ahead in the path of holistic preventive and promotive healthcare.

We have to lay emphasis on how to check people from getting sick. Government of India has decided to convert all 1.25 lakh health centres into wellnesscentres and try to check an ailment at the primary health centre-level. Already work in this direction has been initiated in 100 districts and very soon the whole country will be covered and dreaded diseases like cervical cancer, breast cancer, diabetes, hyper-tension, etc will be detected at the age of 30 years in primary health centre level itself. We are moving towards preventive and promotive health care, he added.

Nadda said the centre had given its focus on immunization and under Intensive Mission Indradhanush the government has reached up to fourth stage and we believe that 90 percent will be achieved by this year end. Large numbers of children are suffering from diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, measles, rubella, etc, hence immunization drive has been initiated to ensure that no child dies of these diseases. Under Prime Minister Dialysis scheme, presently 400 dialysis centers are functioning where free services are being provided.

By implementing National Entrance Eligibility Test (NEET) corruption in medical entrance has been eliminated. Now, a poor student can also appear for NEET and get selected for pursuing medical course. Through relaxation of norms, 6000 PG seats have been increased throughout the country in just a period of one year.