Deficiencies in health sector need to be addressed quickly: Venkaiah Naidu

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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu stressed on the urgent need to bridge the shortage of human resource in the medical sector to provide better services from primary to tertiary care to the people.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a grim reminder of this, he said, and observed that there was a huge mismatch in the doctor-patient ratio, which was expected to reduce to 1:1,000 by 2024, as per the World Health Organization was scheduled. To focus on this by the center.

Shri Venkaiah Naidu felicitates teachers and students after inaugurating ₹2.50 crore Medical Oxygen Plant, Neuro and Cardiac Science Unit and Biomedical Equipment donated by Tata Trusts at Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Medical College at Chinna Avutpally in Krishna district on Monday. Addressing, Shri Venkaiah Naidu lauded the launch of Pradhan. Minister Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission which seeks to augment facilities across the healthcare spectrum.

He regretted that the medical profession was being commercialized rapidly, and stressed the need to fully leverage India’s strength in the IT sector and called for promoting public-private partnerships in various sectors, including remote Includes promotion of telemedicine connectivity to the drawers. rural area.

He stressed that telemedicine will help reduce costs and improve access to medicine in rural areas.

The Vice President suggested that rural service be made mandatory for government doctors before giving their first promotion. Basically, young doctors should be encouraged to work in villages to motivate them. He further said that the high level of out-of-pocket expenditure on health is pushing the common people into the debt trap.

Shri Venkaiah Naidu called upon the medical fraternity to be prepared to deal with diseases like COVID-19, which dealt a severe blow to the economy, and lauded them for saving a large number of lives as the pandemic spread across the country.

Gannavaram MLA Vallabhneni Vamsi Mohan, former minister Kamineni Srinivas, Siddhartha Academy president N. Venkateshwarlu, Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation Director General Dr. Chadalawada Nageswara Rao, Secretary P. Lakshmana Rao, Principal PSN Murthy and Nuzvid RDO K. Rajyalakshmi was present.

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