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VP says there's lot to done for healthcare

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

M Venkaiah Friday said the country was currently in a "transformational phase" with expansion of such as

A visit to primary centres or super specialty hospitals like JIPMER and the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) would indicate there is so much that needs to be done, he said.

"Our country is in a transformational phase. We are focusing more and more on expanding including the to all our citizens, We are seeking to actively forge public private partnerships to accelerate progress," he said.

Addressing graduates of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) at its ninth annual convocation, he said, "the of our vast and diverse population are huge."

For to become affordable to many segments of the population, the Centre recently initiated the 'Pradhan Mantri Yojana', he said.

Effective implementation of the programme can change the in the country, he said.

Institutions like JIPMER can play a key role in the thrust on affordable, quality healthcare, he said.

The asked the medicos to be aware of the innovations in medicine and also be active researchers and thinkers.

Complimenting JIPMERfor achieving great progress in research, he said the service of the hospital has been rated high and it has been ranked the sixth best in the country.

A 50-acre site has been made available by the to JIPMER to set up its multi-organ transplant facility and a trauma care centre, he added.

Jagat Prakash Nadda, who presented degree certificates to outgoing graduates, said JIPMER should implement several flagship and path-breaking measures as instructed by in ameliorating health care service.

Kiran Bedi, V Narayanasamy and of the opposition N Rangasamy were among those present.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 16:25 IST