About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Strong Medical System is Must for Country's Health: President Patil

by Rajashri on October 22, 2008 at 3:39 PM
Font : A-A+

 Strong Medical System is Must for Country's Health: President Patil

There is an urgent need for augmenting medical institutions in the country, President Pratibha Patil has indicated.

Laying the foundation stone of the Tezpur Medical College in Sonitpur district of Assam, Patil said the country has at present 271 medical colleges out of which about 31,000 medical graduates pass out every year.

Advertisement

"The healthcare professionals form the backbone of the medical system in the country. Enough number of skilled medical personnel is essential for making affordable medical facilities available to all," she added.

Patil said the education system in our country should not only to produce capable doctors but also sensitize them to national efforts to provide healthcare to all.
Advertisement

Appreciating the Indian Medical Association for their effort to adopt six hundred villages under its project for taking medical fraternity to the villages, Patil said 75 per cent of our medical facilities are located in urban centres while 70 per cent of our population lives in villages where medical facilities are limited.

The President said doctors should have a sense of compassion and maintain the highest standards of medical ethics.

Assam Governor Shiv Charan Mathur, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, State Assembly Speaker Tanka Bahadur Rai and Health Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sharma were also present on the occasion.

The new medical college to be built in 35 acres of land at Tumuki area, near Tezpur at a cost of around 160 crore rupees, is targeted to be completed by the year 2011.

The Tezpur Medical will be built by the Assam Government at a cost of around 160 crore rupees at Tumuki village, 20 kilometers away from Tezpur.

This will be the fifth medical college in Assam. The State Government has allocated 35 acres of land in Tumuki to set up the medical college.

Later, President Patil is scheduled address a Sainik Sanmilan at Gajraj Corps Headquarters in Tezpur.

After spending three days in Assam, the President will proceed to Meghalaya on Wednesday, where she is expected to attend the centenary celebration of the Laban Bengali Girls Higher Secondary School.

The President will also inaugurate the Baljek Airport in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.

Source: ANI
RAS/SK
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021 - Fighting for Rights in the Post-COVID Era
Effect of Blood Group Type on COVID-19 Risk and Severity
Woman with Rare Spinal Cord Defect from Birth Sues Doctor
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Recommended Reading
Malaria - Waterborne
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general information about About Malaria Causes...
Mosquito Diseases
Mosquito-borne diseases, like malaria, filaria, dengue, etc are common in places conducive of ......
Waterborne Disease - Animation
Interactive section of Medindia gives details regarding waterborne disease...
400 People Estimated to Have Died of Malaria in Nigerian State in Last Month
An outbreak of malaria in northern Nigeria's Katsina state has killed 401 people in the last four .....

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use