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Mukherjee reiterates need for increasing expenditure in health sector

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday reiterated the need for increasing the expenditure in health sector saying the public health expenditure in India is just 1.2 per cent of GDP, which is much lower than US, UK, Norway, Brazil, etc.

President Pranab Mukherjee addressing at the Foundation Day celebrations of the RML Hospital, in New Delhi on February 25, 2014.
President Pranab Mukherjee addressing at the Foundation Day celebrations of the RML Hospital, in New Delhi on February 25, 2014.

Addressing the 5th Foundation Day Celebration of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here, Mukherjee highlighted that technological application has brought silent revolution. He said, “The nation requires a technology led health sector.”

He also gave away degrees and awards to the PG toppers of the institute. He advised the students that this degree is the dividend of the nation’s investment in them and their will to serve people must always be unwavering.

President Pranab Mukherjee presented degrees to the students, at the Foundation Day celebrations of the RML Hospital, in New Delhi on February 25, 2014. Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is also seen.
President Pranab Mukherjee presented degrees to the students, at the Foundation Day celebrations of the RML Hospital, in New Delhi on February 25, 2014. Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is also seen.

Speaking at the occasion, the President said that RML has evolved into a state of the art tertiary care hospital. The PGIMER was established six years back with 28 postgraduate and 2 super specialty seats. Now it has 101 PG seats and 20 super specialty seats.

“India has 241 medical professionals (including medical, dental and all the streams) for one lakh population at the end of 11th Five Year Plan. It should be 354 by the end of 12th Five Year Plan,” he added.

President Pranab Mukherjee presented degrees to the students, at the Foundation Day celebrations of the RML Hospital, in New Delhi on February 25, 2014. Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is also seen.
President Pranab Mukherjee presented degrees to the students, at the Foundation Day celebrations of the RML Hospital, in New Delhi on February 25, 2014. Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is also seen.

One Comment

  1. Saroja, D. Saroja, D. Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Will his excellency like to know that by simply banning tobacco in all its forms in this country things will be different in form of much lesser disease burden….cardiac, pulmonary, skin sexual or cancer!!

    The worry is about the health of youngsters who are succumbing in large number to tobacco related diseases.

    One has to choose the future of tobacco workers, biri makers of West Bengal or the health of youngsters in India.
    running of cancer hospitals, cardiology centres and pulmonary disease dipartments will be economised.
    Still it is not late to ban tobacco.

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