Infusing science & technology crucial for medical science institutes: Kalam

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Emphasising the need for replacing the conventional methods of medical practice, the former president of India APJ Abdul Kalam appealed to young doctors to create discovery-based institutions in the country, while inaugurating the 4th Foundation Day event at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in New Delhi on Tuesday. “Think creatively. Experiment and use new technology. Reach out to scientists for help. Infusing science and technology is the most important task for medical science institutes,” he said, pointing out that India should think of more innovative methods to solve issues like liver diseases.

According to him, a modern healthcare institute should provide doctors, nurses and staff with a productive work environment. “The idea is to transform hospitals into places that not only provide treatment, but also promote healing, and where better work processes and culture increase institutional vitality and enhance patient care. The hospital environment has substantial effects on patient health, safety and care. So a hospital should take proper care of these things.”

K Kasturirangan, member of planning commission, congratulated the students and suggested them to provide health care facilities at affordable costs to patients. “We should create awareness among doctors so that the rural areas, which are deprived of the proper health care services, can be benefitted,” said Kasturirangan. “India has its own environmental remote sensing satellites, which can monitor specific areas and can provide information about the possibilities of diseases in those areas. This technology provides ample time for scientists to come up with possible solutions for the diseases,” he added.

Mentioning some of the achievements by the ILBS, an autonomous society, its chairman DM Spolia said: “The hospital is the first government super specialty hospital in the country to receive the prestigious NABH accreditation. It is also the only government hospital performing liver implantation. We have also started kidney transplantation programme in the hospital.”

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