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Need for combining research with patient care stressed: Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Need for combining research with patient care stressed: Dr Soumya Swaminathan

New Delhi: Research in the medical field should be combined with patient care and teaching, a top Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) official said.

Unlike the West, research institutes in the country were concentrating on research programmes while medical colleges on teaching. This was not a good situation and there should be combining the research with the teaching and patient care, ICMR Director General Dr Soumya Swaminathan said.

She was delivering her address at the eighth convocation of centrally administered JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research).

Swaminathan, who is also Secretary of Health Research in the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, said institutes like JIPMER, All India Institute of Medical Sciences should move in that direction.

Lauding the initiatives of JIPMER in establishing a school of public health, she said innovations in health delivery services could also be ensured through partnerships with different institutions within the country and also globally.

President of the governing committee of JIPMER Dr M K Bhan presented gold medals to the graduates passing out of JIPMER with proficiency in different courses.

Director of JIPMER S C Parija highlighted the achievements of the institutes during the last one year.

Source: PTI
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  1. YES AGREE WITH THIS.THERE ARE VERY FEW MEDICAL INSTITUTES IN INDIA WHERE THE REARCHES ARE GOING ON. THERE ARE SO MANY STATES OR REGEIONS WHRE EVEN NOT THE BASIC DATA WAS TAKEN OUT. SO MANY OUTBREAKS OCCURS AND RECOVERY OCCURS WITHOUT DIAGNOSIS OF MANY DISEASES.THIS IS ONLY BECAUSE OF LAKE OF RESOURESES. WHEN ANY INFECTIOUS DISEASES OUT BREAKS OCCURS IT MAY BE DUE VIRUS OR BACTERIA ,BLINDLY ANTIBIOTICS ARE GIVEN ,THE CAUSE REMAIN UNKNOWN.HOW CAN WE PREAPARE DATA OF INDIAN INFECTIOUS DISEASES ,WITHOUT REGISTERING ALL THE DATA FROM ALL STATES. SOME PROVISION FOR BASIC RESEARCH SHOULD BE THERE WHERE NOT EVEN BASIC DATA IS AVAILABLE. RESORSE SHOULD MADE AVAILABLE.IT SHOULD NOT INCLUDE NOT ONLY GOVT MEDICAL INSTITUTE BUT ALSO THE PRIVATE COLLEGES. FACILITIES SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE FROM BASIC TO HIGHER LEVEL.THEN ONLY ALL OVER INDIA DATA WILL BE AVAILABLE WITH CONFIRMATION . ONLY FEW INSTITUTES ARE INVOLVED IN RESEARCH WHERE IN THOSE INSTITUTE STAFF ARE ALREADY OVERLOADED BY WORK.

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