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Make healthcare accessible & affordable: Governor

P B Acharya

Dimapur, May 5: Nagaland Governor PB Acharya today called upon medical professionals to uphold ethical standards and to remember that as healthcare provider, they do not merely treat disease but a sick human being.
Medical profession is a noble profession and role of the doctors cannot be underrated since there is nothing nobler than saving lives, he said.
Addressing the 1st mid-term workshop cum CME for the East Zone Urological Society of India at Oking Hospital and Research Clinic, Kohima on Saturday, the Governor said it is necessary to keep abreast of the changing times as the medical field is constantly advancing and in order to achieve the best outcome, our aim should be to make healthcare accessible and affordable.
With the arrival of minimally invasive techniques like laproscopy, endoscopy and robots, he said that the patients have early recovery, which significantly adds to the economy of the country, he said.
The Governor also informed that the Tata Trusts have agreed to collaborate with the State Government for up gradation of existing District Hospitals, so that Level 1 & 2 cancer treatment can be done at District Hospitals itself. For this purpose, the Tata Trusts will also train the local doctors. He mentioned that Nagaland has now three qualified urologists, one in Kohima and two in Dimapur besides many super specialists working in the medical field.
Congratulating and appreciating the East Zone Chapter of Urological Society of India and the organizers for conducting the event in Kohima, he hoped that the event would focus on latest advances in urology and provide a forum for discussions, review and approach for prevention and better management of urologic diseases. On the live operative workshop on various urological procedures using minimally invasive techniques, he said that this would benefit many budding doctors besides giving opportunities to the needy patients with minimal cost and minimal morbidities.
The Governor hoped that the event would offer an excellent platform to keep abreast with cutting edge technology in its respective area of expertise and contribute to the general healthcare system.
Organizing chairman, Dr Vikethonyu Kesiezie delivered the welcome address while President EZUI, Dr KK Panigrahy and Honorary Secretary EZUSI, Dr Harprit Singh gave short speeches. The event was attended by many eminent doctors from all over India to discuss, review and teach various urological problems and procedures to the doctors in general and the budding surgeons in particular.
(Page News Service)