PIMPRI: President Pratibha Patil has requested young doctors to offer medical services in rural areas.
This statement came while she was speaking at the third convocation ceremony of the DY Patil University on its campus at Sant Tukaramnagar, Pimpri. Governor of Maharashtra K Sankaranarayanan, governor of Tripura Dr DY Patil, deputy chairman of planning commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and former Union minister Mohan Dharia were also present at the event.
The degrees were given to 663 students from different streams, apart from the university's first two PhD degrees were given as well. The president also gave away DLit degrees to Ahluwalia and Dharia.
Patil said, “As you begin your career, there is no doubt you will be aware of the health scenario of India in terms of its challenges and promises. Today, the penetration of health services is unequal and particularly low in rural areas where medical facilities are limited and often located far away. Innovative health management system is required for health delivery system. I suggest there should be specialised management courses in medical studies.”
She also asked the health care professional for continuing developing their skills as India is a big country and many people need medical services.