STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

India Needs More Doctors Than Ever Before: Vardhan

The Health Minister noted that the doctor-to-population ratio in the country is much less than the standard prescribed by the WHO.

Published: 30th June 2014 09:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2014 09:24 PM   |  A+A-

HarshVardhan_PTI
By PTI

NEW DELHI: Noting that doctor-to-population ratio in the country is much less than the standard prescribed by the WHO, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said India needs more doctors now than ever before.

"India needs more doctors now more than ever before. Building healthy lives would enable us realise the demographic dividend that is promised from having a youthful population," he said in a statement on the eve of National Doctors' Day.

The dictum that "prevention is better than cure" will be his guiding force, Vardhan said, adding that it will be his duty to lower the country's disease burden by promoting healthy lifestyle which includes consuming wholesome food and exercising.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed me to effect complete transformation of our health sector through research, innovation and the latest technology," he said.

He also asked the medical community to introspect, saying the image of the doctor has somewhat fallen in the public perception.

"New positivity need to be injected in our attitude to  correct this, as, it is not desirable to have a countrywithout faith in its doctors....So, let us treat this Doctors' Day as a day for renewing our pledge," Vardhan said.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp