Treat medical profession as a mission not commission: Venkaiah Naidu

Bhubaneswar: The Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu today urged young doctors to treat medical profession as a ‘mission’ and not as commission. Delivering the first convocation address of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, the VP stressed on bridging the gap between health care facilities in rural and urban areas in the country.

In the fast paced modern life, doctors are treating patients in a business like manner while emphathy and compassion are missing in many areas.

“We must train the new generation of doctors to be more sensistive to the sufferings of the patients and thier families and provide the healing touch with effective communication. There can be no geater service than restoring fellow human beings to good health,” said Naidu.

Naidu further informed that the Government of India has proposed  to implement Ayushman Bharat Yojana or the National Health Protection Scheme. “The proposed scheme is going to a game changer in terms of assessing healthcare services in India,”  he said, adding that AIIMS, Bhubaneswar will be one of the empanelled institutions provding better health services to people.

The VP also urged doctors to ensure that no needy is denied medical treatment at the right time.

Remembering former Prime Minister Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his contribution towards establishment of AIIMS in different parts of the country, Naidu said it was Vajpayee’s dream to provide healthcare facilities to people of far flung areas at their doorsteps.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, JP Nadda, Odisha Health Minister Pratap Jena and other dignataries were present at the first annual convocation of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar today.