Advanced research in science and technology is an area in which the vast potential of the youth can provide a cutting edge to the country, G. Madhavan Nair, former chairman of the Indian Space Research
Organisation (ISRO), has said. He was addressing the graduation ceremony of students of the 2004 batch at the Amrita School of Medicine here.
Research-oriented medical practice needed, G. Madhavan Nair, former chairman of the Indian Space ResearchOrganisation (ISRO), has said.He was addressing the graduation ceremony of students of the 2004 batch at the Amrita School of Medicine here.
Former ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair today noted that ever increasing population and lack of adequate, affordable healthcare facilities, particularly for the rural masses, were matters of serious concern for India. Addressing a gathering on the occasion of the graduation ceremony of the Amrita School of Medicine here, Mr Nair said healthcare for the rural populace had become a nightmare with no facilities, forcing rural people to travel long distance for medical care.
Former ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair today said it was the prime responsibility of medical practitioners to serve the country's rural populace.Hardly two per cent of doctors go to villages to practice where 70 per cent of the population is living, half of them below poverty line. This is an anomaly, he said addressing the third batch of MBBS students passing out from the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) here.
The medical community should focus on doing research and finding solutions which are suitable in the local contexts, said former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the 2005-batch MBBS students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham at Amrita Hospital, Kochi, on Thursday, he said that doctors should `think global and act local’, rather than just get into the clinical routine.