“We followed lockdown protocols and health advisories to the best of our abilities. This allowed us to be the first country to walk back on a positive growth path next year,” he said.
The minister was presiding over the fourth foundation day-cum-convocation ceremony of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences (ABVIMS) and Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital,
According to a statement by the Ministry of Health, he said that youth play an important role in taking India forward.
Mandaviya congratulated all the graduate students and awardees and thanked the parents and faculty members for inspiring and guiding their children to invest in their education and training.
He said that under the visionary leadership of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi“We have built India’s health vision for the next 25 years. This vision will not only bring immense opportunities to our medical professionals but will also allow all our nation builders to serve our citizens in a better way.”
“He highlighted two important components – ‘Heal in India’, where several consultations were held with stakeholders across the country to identify avenues for reforms in the health sector. Opportunities are being identified for Vasudhaiva Kutumbkami“The statement said.
Given that the COVID-19 pandemic was a turning point for the country in all aspects, Mandaviya Said, “When the world questioned India’s ability to deal with the pandemic, our professionals rose to the occasion. Stakeholders came together to showcase the tradition of serving India before itself, when it mattered the most.”
Mandaviya said that the country has moved towards an accessible, affordable and patient-friendly healthcare system.
He said that it aims to ensure ‘Health for All’ even in the remotest parts of the country by strengthening primary, secondary and tertiary health systems.
He further said that “a prosperous India can be ensured only when we have a healthy India.”
He urged all graduate students and faculty members to ensure that quality education and training translates into quality health services for citizens, the statement said.
He also noted the importance of the value system and said that students should become human beings with courtesy, ethics and empathy, which are essential and deeply ingrained in the code of conduct in this noble profession.