THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A seminar on ‘Medicine, Science and Society’, organised by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Thiruvananthapuram, in association with the Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ), was held at the Kesari Buildings, Pulimood, here on Sunday.
M Krishnan Nair, former director of Regional Cancer Centre here, said that humans have been showing a tendency to discard scientific triumphs achieved through years of hard work.
This has been evident in the medical field as well and controversies surrounding vaccination is a proof for that, he said. Vaccination has helped in tackling several deadly diseases in history and bringing them under control,it was noted in the seminar. Dr C V Prasanth talked on the recent controversies, which claimed that there was no methods to treat cancer. Nair meanwhile urged the setting up of a call centre to allay doubts of the public regarding cancer and its treatment. Dr S Vasudevan of Government Medical College talked about the need for vaccination while Dr Pisharodi former state president of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) also pitched in with his views.
IMA national president A Mathanda Pillai, IMA state president Sreejith N Kumar, district president R C Sreekumar, KUWJ president C Raheem, state general secretary C Narayanan and secretary D S Rajmohan were present at the function.