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Non-communicable diseases, unequal access to healthcare are major challenges in Health sector: VP Naidu


Non-communicable diseases, unequal access to healthcare are major challenges in Health sector: VP Naidu

The spread of non-communicable diseases, unequal access to healthcare and rising costs were the major challenges in the healthcare sector– Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu 

New Delhi: The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has recently urged the medical fraternity to create awareness among the people, particularly the youth, on the dangers posed by changing lifestyles which lead to non-communicable diseases.

Shri Naidu, after inaugurating a free Medical Camp at Swarna Bharat Trust, in Hyderabad recently, expressed his concern over the rising trend of non-communicable diseases and urged people to avoid a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy dietary habits.

The Vice President asked youth to shun junk food and pointed out that traditional Indian food was time-tested, seasonal and suitable to Indian climatic conditions.

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Stressing the need for building a healthy nation, the Vice President said that the spread of non-communicable diseases, unequal access to healthcare and rising costs were the major challenges in the healthcare sector. Calling for concerted efforts to remedy the situation, he said all stakeholders, including NGOs, government agencies, hospitals and doctors should join hands right from the community level in this regard.

The Vice President also wanted the urban-rural gap in providing modern healthcare facilities to be bridged and urged the private sector to supplement the efforts of the governments in catering to the rural population. Pointing out that hospitals in rural areas were facing a shortage in terms of infrastructure and human resource, he suggested a mandatory rural service for young doctors after passing out of the college.

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The Chairman of Swarna Bharat Trust, Dr Kamineni Srinivas, the Executive Director of Punjab National Bank, Shri Linganeni Prabhakar, the Chairman of Care Hospital, Dr B. Somaraju, the Treasurer, Trust Board, Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, Shri J.S.R. Prasad and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.


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    Dr Postgraduate NRI who cannot register in India. April 22, 2019, 11:31 am

    Honourable Vice President

    Our working style is too lousy , we implement decisions too slowly. By virtue of issuing a notification or amendment of the present MCI act we want foreign postgraduate degrees recognised in India , we can have an additional of about 1000-2000 postgraduates every year who have passed the tough board speciality examinations or subspeciality examinations.

    Medical Mafias would like to protect their syndicate’s interests but you and our parliament are for the people , for the people. And people of India deserve more access to specialists.

  2. Medical Oncologists , Clinical Hematologists , Radiation Oncologists are in urgent need in India.We need to avoid all bureaucratic hurdles and invite all competent Oncologists , Hematologists and Radiation Oncologists to serve our nation. If somebody has cleared world class examinations like European Society of Medical Oncology exam conducted by reputed Oncology societies like ESMO-European Society of Medical Oncology , then these graduates should be given a direct specialist registration as they have proved their competencies by sitting 9 and clearing) in a world level examination.

  3. Dear Vice President of India
    to increase number of cancer specialists in our country kindly allow
    1. Foreign educated postgraduates at least from European Union , Ireland and South Africa in fields like Medical Oncology, Clinical hematology and in the field of radiation oncology to get a direct specialist registration as has been done with 5 english speaking countries .
    2.Allow foreign educated postgraduates to give DNB postgraduate exam -the same as their indian counterparts give , presently there is no provision in Medical Council of India act 1956 with it\’s further ammendments to allow foriegn educated postgraduates (except from 5 english speaking countries ) to register themselves.even if somebody is competent and best of knowledge , due to present regulations -a foreign educated postgraduate cannot register himself in India. These regulations block many competent postgraduates who would like to work for our nation , in their own country after getting expertise abroad.