PATNA: Governor Phagu Chauhan on Monday called upon the medical institutions to impart lifestyle training to youths apart from providing medical treatment to the ailing population of the state.
Addressing the sixth and seventh convocation of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) here, the governor observed that if the younger generation was well trained in developing a proper lifestyle, the people would not face any serious medical problem in old age. “The medical institutions should lay greater emphasis on medical research and provision of better healthcare in rural areas. Regular camps for discussion on health problems should be organsied in villages,” he said.
Chauhan appreciated the quality of education being imparted at IGIMS and lauded its role in treatment of various diseases. “The work of liver and kidney transplant has already been started and the patients of cancer and heart diseases are also being treated in a better way. The eye hospital and eye bank of IGIMS are also doing commendable jobs,” he said.
The governor said the number of beds at the hospital has been increased to 3,000 to accommodate more patients suffering from different serious diseases. “The construction of state cancer institute has been completed and the work of regional eye institute is also going to start soon,” the governor said. He expressed the hope that IGIMS along with other hospitals and primary healthcare centres would collectively work for making the Covid vaccination programme a success.
Health minister Mangal Pandey, IGIMS director Dr N R Biswas, principal secretary to governor Robert L Chongthu, several doctors and students attended the convocation organised through videoconferencing.