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Country has moved towards accessible, affordable and patient-friendly healthcare system : MandaviyaNew Delhi: The country has moved towards an accessible, affordable and patient-friendly healthcare system. The Central Government is working holistically in the health sector with synergy between preventive healthcare and modern medical facilities, informed Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya. He was presiding over the 21st Convocation of the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS).

Speaking on the occasion, Mandaviya said, “The Central Government is working holistically in the health sector with synergy between preventive healthcare and modern medical facilities. Health and development are intertwined and our government realises the value of healthy citizens and has thereby launched various initiatives like Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA), PM-Ayushman Bharat Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), LaQshya’ programme, and PM Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ADHM). All these have proven to be milestones in fulfilling the vision of an accessible, affordable and patient-friendly healthcare system. Working towards the same vision, we have also increased the number of AIIMS and are planning to build a medical college in each district.”

As many as 17,467 specialists and super-specialist doctors conferred degrees namely Diplomate of National Board (DNB), Doctorate of National Board (DrNB) and Fellow of National Board (FNB). 210 doctors who have excelled in their performance were honoured with meritorious awards at the ceremony.

Highlighting the emergence of disruptive technologies in the health care sector, the Union Health Minister said that COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that we need to improve and adapt the best technology in the health sector to face the stiff challenges faced due to the rise in such global pandemics. Hence, clinical research which allows doctors to decide how to best treat patients assumes key importance. It is what makes the development of new medicines, new procedures and new tools possible.

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Congratulating the doctors, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, MoS, Union Health Ministry participating as the Guest of Honour at the event said, “This is a moment of joy for the faculty, staff and the students and their parents as their hard work, sincerity and commitment made it possible. Your liberties of being students are over, and now it is time for you to tighten the belts again, as you would be entering into this noble profession of medicine. This is a huge responsibility. With all your potential and strengths, you can contribute to making India the leader in healthcare.”

Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, informed that convocation is an important day in the lives of the young doctors, their faculties and parents. He urged all doctors to remain dedicated to the selfless career path. He emphasised that clinical knowledge is equally important as cutting-edge technology, but the right attitude and heart for service is the most important thing. Thus, empathy for each patient is crucial.