Government and private sector must join hands to strengthen PHC’s: Vice President

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The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu unveiling the plaque of Foundation Stone for Primary Health Centre, in Atkur village, in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh on February 02, 2018. The Minister for Health and Medical Education, Andhra Pradesh, Dr. K. Sreenivas, the Minister for Youth and Sports, Andhra Pradesh, Shri Kollu Ravindra and other dignitaries are also seen.

 

New Delhi: The Vice President of India, Shri, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Government and private sector must join hands to strengthen Primary Health Centers which play a key role in supplying low cost essential medicines to rural areas. He was addressing the gathering after laying the foundation stone for the Primary healthcare Centre in Atukuru village near Vijayawada today. The Minister for Health and Medical Education, Andhra Pradesh, Dr. K. Sreenivas, the Minister for Youth and Sports, Andhra Pradesh, Shri Kollu Ravindra and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President said that the Private hospitals along with government hospitals should take part in providing Primary Health services at remote level. PHC is the cornerstone upon which most of the health delivery systems of a nation are built. Goal of PHC should be to make universal health care available to all people and reach the unreached in the remote corners of the country, he said.

The Vice President said that it is important for professionals who provide primary care need to posses’ clinical, management skills, as well as social skills to bring in a humane approach. At times, they must also play the role of counselors to get people out of trauma in some situations, he said.

The Vice President said that strengthening Police Force will improve the law and order situation in the society. He further said that good policing is the need of the hour. Police should adopt people friendly policies in addressing the law and order situation.

  • Professor Samir Rammal

    During my recent visit to India last September, that came after 40 years of my graduation from AMU, I was so astonished to see the incredible growth and development in India. The credit goes to the Indian mentality and the great focus on technological development. For instance, a big and drastic change occurred in the transportation systems including railways, metro services, airports, land transportation of all kinds have made life much easier and faster. Universities have changed drastically both at the infrastructure and curricula levels. I visited AMU, Allahabad, and Jamia’a Millia all universities have witnessed great developmental steps. I gave a series of lectures at the three Universities dealing with subjects varying between translation, literature and Orientalism. I met great scholars and post-graduate students who got indulged in discussions. I visited my old College of Arts at AMU. Paid short visits to old classmates Professor Kidwai, and Chief Engineer Ahmad Rais Siddiqi as well as a visit to my only still alive professor Masoud Al-Hassan. On the whole, it was an amazing experience that I wish to repeat. I am proud of India, AMU my old University where I received my first MA in English literature, and my old friends.