India’s President Ram Nath Kovind has said that there is a need to develop low-cost diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitative services in India.
Speaking at the 2nd Convocation at AIIMS-Jodhpur, President Kovind said that it is important that India starts making its own equipment that not only serves to provide affordable healthcare but also sets up India as a medical technology hub as part of the Make in India initiative.
Speaking about the setting up of an Innovation Centre for Medical Technology along with IIT Jodhpur, at AIIMS, Jodhpur, President Kovind said that this is a welcome step as it will boost the medical technology sector in the country. He urged these institutes to continue working together for betterment of people in the area and the country.
The President also urged the graduating students to remain full of empathy towards patients, and never let an opportunity pass to save or improve lives using their skills and knowledge.
He advised the young doctors that they should always try to maintain highest level of ethical standards and professionalism for the entire career.
He said that all doctors and nursing graduates would do well to remember that the community around them looks up to them, and they would have to maintain the nobility of the profession.