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It is for society to profit from Medical Science, not for medical science to profiteer from society: President


It is for society to profit from Medical Science, not for medical science to profiteer from society: President

The principal actors, the fulcrum of the medical system, are the doctors-POI

New Delhi: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind addressed the 45th convocation of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi (January 16, 2018). While praising the AIIMS has a national center of excellence, a byword for quality, commitment and rich experiencethe President stated that the faculty and doctors, as well as of course the students, are the pride of our medical fraternity and our nation

With the speech , the President advised the graduating doctors that as they go into the world – a world that needs their services more than ever before – they should remember that they need to give back to society. He stated that it is true that they need to be legitimately rewarded for their academic excellence, their medical skills and their expertise. Yet, as doctors, their services must be available both to those who can afford their fees and also to those who are less fortunate and cannot. The disease does not distinguish between rich and poor but unfortunately the poor suffer the most. It is for society to profit from medical science – it is not for medical science to profiteer from society, he added

Pointing out the shortage of doctors in our country, the President said that doctors need help in the form of more colleagues. “And this is where we need a new regulatory system to enhance the availability of doctors and medical professionals in our society. In the absence of this, the work-load on our doctors is very high.” he said

The President said that currently our medical colleges, whether run by the government or private institutions, have only about 67,000 undergraduate seats and 31,000 postgraduate seats. “In a country of 1.3 billion people, this is highly inadequate. We have to overcome regulatory bottlenecks and interest groups that have prevented the growth of quality medical education in our country. This gives us far fewer medical graduates and postgraduates every year than our people need. It also leads to aspiring medical students seeking admission in colleges in other countries – simply because they have limited options at home. This is simply not acceptable. As a nation, we need to address this situation very urgently. We need to create more opportunities for those young people who want to make medicine their calling.”

Inspiring the students, he said ” In all this, the principal actors, the fulcrum of the medical system, are the doctors – all of you who are being awarded degrees today. Without you, the system will not work. Led by you, it is for all of us to ensure that India’s healthcare efforts reach every citizen and not just some citizens. It is for you to ensure that healthcare indices for the entire population reach acceptable levels during our lifetime. This is how the battle against polio, and earlier smallpox, was fought and won. Those victories must inspire us and spur us to a healthier India in all its dimensions.”

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  1. Yes the observations made by the Hon,blue President is appreciated. Where as in reality Indian citizens
    have been deprived with their right to Health and it’s facilities. It is unfortunate to witness SO MUCH Corruption , discrimination and selective existing in Medical Practice & Hospitals. MCI / so called private,
    govt institutions failed to adhere Medical ethics & give service to the poverty driven & less privelaged sections of the society. Multispeciality Hospitals interested in making money & attending rich class.
    Center of Excellency hospitals give attention to VIPs where as general Public suffers in getting treatment.
    San ka sath San ka Vikas is dreamy philosophy . central Govt should be serious in regulating & controlling
    Corruption and Medical Mafia. Let us support in Cleansing system .
    A S Murthy

  2. Mr President Sir, I am one of the victims of \”your\” political system in India and now advice all those working abroad to stay away from this country of selfisdh ideologue politicians. They lecture us but send their own wards abroad to swim in warmer waters. Even if someone returns basck,. s/he is riuined by this corrupt system.

    Mr. President, why do lecturing instead of doing soul searching. I\’m a senior medical faculty, victim of your corrupt political system. Why don\’t you nationalize the entire health delivery system and start old LMP/LMF medical curriculum best suited to man our rural health clinics where you don\’t need a highly qualified costly graduate? To produce one medical graduate, one has to spend crores of rupees, only to rot them in ill developed and poorly equipped rural health centres where they don\’t have security of their lives. Nobody will be able to help us if you indulge in irresponsible lecturing, instead of first doing home work. Home work must start free from ego of dictating more than listening. Sad state of affairs.

    All of the political goons r busy only in paper work, instead of doing some field research and involving legitimate medical faculty and create a national level grid of medical facilities for delivery health care like Britain did in UK following WW II when their own personnel started emigrating to other nations.

  3. AND THOSE GOING ABROAD BECAUSE OF LIMITED OPPORTUNITY R SIMPLY TRAUMATISED BACK HOME AFTER RETURN BY #ANTI_NATIONAL #INDIAN_MEDICAL_MAFIA_ASSOCIATION_IMA & #ANTI_NATIONAL #THE_MOST_CORRUPT_INSTITUTE_IN_INDIA_MCI CITING QUALITY ISSUES TO HOLD ON TO MONOPOLY OF #MEDICAL_MAFIA PRODUCED #MONEY_HUNGRY_DUBIOUS_DOCTORS SAID TO BE JUST BETTER THAN #QUACKS

    BUT SURPRISINGLY WHEN IT COMES TO CHECKING THE QUALITY OF THESE #MEDICAL_MAFIA PRODUCED #MONEY_HUNGRY_DUBIOUS_DOCTORS SAID TO BE JUST BETTER THAN #QUACKS

    QUALITY ISSUES OF #ANTI_NATIONAL #INDIAN_MEDICAL_MAFIA_ASSOCIATION_IMA & #ANTI_NATIONAL #INDIAN_MEDICAL_MAFIAS_STUDENTS_ASSOCIATION_IMSA SUDDENLY VANISH IN THIN AIR

  4. why this is not told to the companies who sell us expensive equipment, and charge heftily for maintaining them, why it is not told to the pharma companies who sell drugs at higher rates,why government bodies are not asked to be liberal with doctors and offer them concessions as most of the patients ask us?? easier said then done, it is true that medical science should help all poor and rich but it is not the only sole responsibility of the doctor as alone he cannot do much unless pharma companies and eqipment manufactures come to their help.

  5. INSTEAD OF PHARMA HELPING POOR V ASK THEM TO GIVE COMMISSION WHICH ULTIMATELY IS TO B PAID BY POOR

  6. Make the course 7 year and give them MD/MS/ equivalent degree and those MBBS make equal seat of MD/MS for the exisiting. Now a days MBBS pass out are going for NEET course for the exam benefiting some one and examination centre and teachers who prepare the questions and giving the marks. The MBBS are loosing on or two years for NEET and they are not employed or practicing for the poor citizens and the MBBS passout are getting nervous with this half seat PG and to pay more as capitation and bribe for their studies due to shortage of seats – govt or MCI or leaders know and they are not doing anything to improve apart from talkng