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

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - UTTARPRADESH - Anu­pam Sri­vas­tava anu­pam.sri­vas­tava@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

SUBHANKAR CHAKRABORTY/HT PHOTO

Gover­nor Ram Naik and chief min­is­ter Yogi Adityanath with the su­per spe­cial­ists at the 22nd con­vo­ca­tion of the SGPGIMS.

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