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Swachh Bharat is a part of preventive healthcare initiatives: PM Modi

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Swachh Bharat is a part of preventive healthcare initiatives: PM Modi

Surat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while the health surveys across world have reinstated the importance of hygiene, no one has paid much attention to preventive healthcare measures in India, adding that his government’s Swachh Bharat mission is a part of promoting preventive healthcare habits.

Prime Minister Modi said he was proud that his Surat has adopted the habit of cleanliness in such a way that they can be an example to other cities.

The Prime Minister, addressing a gathering after inaugurating the Kiran multi-speciality hospital in his home state said that he was unsure whether he should address his people in his mother tongue or Hindi.

However, he said that he then chose to speak in Hindi because he felt that they have done a big thing and the people should know about it.

“Labour is more valuable than money. I had said that I will also inaugurate the places where I lay foundation stones, because I want to see work completed. This hospital (Kiran Multispeciality Hospital) is built on a foundation of hard work and family value. After Vajpayee ji, we brought a healthcare policy in India after 15 years,” the Prime Minister said.

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He said that the government will ensure that the doctors prescribes only generic medicines so that monopoly of big medicine outlets can be broken.

The Prime Minister speaking of his connect with the city, said that people in other areas have probably changed the way they behave with him after he became the prime minister, He, however, said that Surat has always treated him like a family and he loves coming back to the place because it feels like home to him.

“I have become Prime Minister for everyone but Surat treats me like family. I cannot see the Prime Minister’s tag here,” he added.

Lauding the diamond merchants of Surat for undertaking the Rs. 500 crore project for people’s welfare, Prime Minister Modi said that he was not surprised by what they did.

He said that these people have known poverty and the pain of paucity, therefore they won’t sleep at night until they are satisfied that they have done as much as they could for the society.

“Many pharmaceutical firms are unhappy with my decision of cheaper stents, medicines. We have fixed the prices for around 700 medicines to ensure affordability for poor and this has upset big companies,” he added.

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Source: ANI
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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan April 19, 2017, 1:05 pm

    Most of the people in our country are UNAWARE of the Department called PREVENTIVE And SOCIAL MEDICINE expect the Doctors. The very purpose of having this department is to look into the problems related to Hygiene and sanitation Diet & Nutrition, pollution , Control , prevention of communicable diseases, and Health related social issues vaccination, sex education , family planning to traffic related issues etc. Despite Having this Department all the Medical colleges in our country with minimum of 5 DOCTORS with Master\’s degrees in each Medical college ( we have about 473 Medical colleges). And another 5 with basic degrees. Unfortunately their services hardly put in to proper use. The less Qualified people are appointed to look after HEALTH related social issues concerned to industrial pollution, Housing ( slums) , Water management, Food safety so on so forth . And highly qualified and knowledgeable DOCTORS are left to conduct theory classes. ( Hardly any of medical student shows any interest in this subject , just as formality to pass the exams and due to compulsion of attendance , attend the classes., Till date I have not heard any medical student shown interest to do PG in this subject. That itself shows how much this useful subject is Neglected in our country. If these SPECIALISTS are given due credit , they can come out better performance than the Babus / Beurocrates. One single MEDICAL COLLEGE can take care of ENTIRE District of the country. But REASONS to known to the Government , till date they have not made use of their talents. When it comes National issues specially related HEALTH , the Government should take advantage of this department both from the Government ASWELAS Private MEDICAL COLLEGES. They should be provided with Money , man power and Metireal above all due respect / status on par with Director and above rank. Then we can expect / see very good results related to social issues & the he Health issues. .I think Babus prevent them from having power and some how avoid them ) An ordinary Health officer/ inspector in cities, municipal corporation enjoys much more than the Professor of P & SM. What a pity. If these experts are given an important role to rule , the Babus also be disappointed like people from Pharma industry. I hope this message Will reach the Minister for Health and Family WELFARE of India and PMO office.

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