CM stresses on research to combat killer diseases
Yogi Adityanath exhorts doctors to study disease pattern of different UP regions and come out with suitable cures
LUCKNOW: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath said here on Saturday that it was important for institutes like the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) to engage in serious research so that treatment for diseases like encephalitis and AES could be found.
Had the doctors tried seriously for the treatment of such diseases in the past, they could have found the cure, he said.
Addressing the doctors on the occasion of the PGI’s 22nd convocation, Yogi said, “Where is our research going ? Why is there no cure for a disease which is devouring thousands every year?”
He said he was happy when the PGI director talked about robotic surgery, kidney transplant and liver transplant but he asked why the doctors did not research on preventing these deadly diseases.
The chief minister also asked the PGI experts to explore the possibilities of mixing Ayurved with allopathic medicine to make possible surgeries like that of Lord Ganesha and drugs like the one that revived Lakshman when he fell unconscious.
Congratulating the young doctors who became super specialists today Yogi said, “In shastras (scriptures) it is written that after a convocation one must follow the path of ‘Satyam vadah dharmam chita.’ One must walk on the path of truth and dharma which is duty. So instead of going after money, try to serve people. The money will follow and along with it will come fame and satisfaction.”
“In Indian culture it is said, ‘matra devobhavah, pitradevobhava, acharya devobhava and atithi devobhava’ (Mother, father, teacher and guest are akin to god). Here ‘atithi’ is not a guest that you know but someone whom you don’t know and who has come to you for treatment. He may be of any religion, caste or community, so don’t become a machine to print notes. Just try to serve your guests as 22 crore people of the state look at you with great hope,” he said.
The chief minister said Uttar Pradesh was divided into four different regions and each region had its own disease pattern. “I want SGPGIMS doctors to study the patterns and come out with the cure of the diseases of these regions,” he said.
He said the state government invested a lot in the education of super specialists so it was their duty to give something back to the society.
The state government had made available Rs 473 crore for PGI as loan which would be paid back by the state government but the PGI would have to show results or this investment would go waste, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, governor Ram Naik said from next time, degrees and certificates must also have photos of candidates.
He called on the doctors to take care of elders and parents in their family as they were the ones who made sacrifices while the doctors studied.
Governor Ram Naik and chief minister Yogi Adityanath with the super specialists at the 22nd convocation of the SGPGIMS.