Appreciating the people who have taken an oath to work in rural areas for 15 days in a year, Naidu said: "This is a good idea and I am sure that the initiative will help the needy."
"Proper awareness and setting up of health camps will be right steps to address this problem", he said.
Naidu said that while the government is keen to set up more colleges in the public sector, "strict action should be taken by the Dental Council against the private dental colleges", which are not maintaining proper standards and falling short of stipulations.
"We can't afford any kind of laxity when it comes to health education and healthcare of the people. I am told that only 40 of the 300-odd dental colleges in the country are under state's control," he said.
Taking cognizance of digital revolutions, the Vice President urged the young doctors to ensure that they provide affordable oral treatment and implants while using the latest technology.
"We need to encourage people to maintain proper oral hygiene and visit dentists periodically to ensure a healthy society," he said.
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