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Kalam outlines five-point mission for medico-professionals

Recommending a five- point mission for medical professionals, President A P J Abdul Kalam today urged doctors to treat at least 20 rural patients in a year at minimum cost by going to rural areas.

Rohtak (Haryana), May 25 : Recommending a five- point mission for medical professionals, President A P J Abdul Kalam today urged doctors to treat at least 20 rural patients in a year at minimum cost by going to rural areas.

Speaking at the Convocation of Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Rohtak, Kalam said: "Providing quality health care through continuous acquisition of knowledge, upgrading diagnosis and treatment, and providing care and counseling to people in remote areas should become life time mission of every medical professional".

Stressing on the need for promoting rural health care Kalam said: "With the development of electronic connectivity and knowledge connectivity, spreading of health care centers and quality education, we should be able to provide quality health care to our rural citizens".

Expressing concern at the spread of HIV in the country he said, "Apart from the HIV control protocol, the most important mission for the country today has to be the prevention of the spread of HIV further and recommended production of cost effective anti-HIV vaccine".

According to Vision 2020, it is expected that HIV/TB combination, water borne diseases, cardiac diseases will be the predominant diseases, Kalam therefore urged the medical fraternity to find solutions for diagnosing and treatment of such diseases.

"We have to bring infant mortality to less than 10 per thousand", said Kalam.

Kalam further recommended the young medicos to carry out intensive research for developing and producing cost effective treatment regime for genetic disorders through gene therapy, gene chip research, stem cell research, combination vaccine and pathogen specific antibiotics.

"Collaborative action is needed between healthcare personnel, academicians, doctors, researchers and the pharmaceutical companies both in the private and public sector to accomplish these mission", Kalam added.

ANI

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