The 14th of May, New Delhi (ANI): On Saturday, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh said that since 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office, India has become a cost-effective medical tourism destination thanks to several groundbreaking healthcare reforms and enabling provisions.
Jitendra Singh, speaking at the opening of the National Medicos Organisation’s (NMO) 42nd annual conference, held this year at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Kalyani, West Bengal, said that whereas India was not previously known for preventive healthcare, it is now known as the vaccination hub of the world. When asked how medical organisations can work with the government to guarantee “last-mile delivery,” he claimed they can.
According to Jitendra Singh, it is now common to see patients from countries like Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and even Europe travel to top hospitals in India for treatment. India, he claimed, has all the medical facilities available as are there anyplace else in the globe, but at a lot cheaper cost, and all of his patients have gone back home satisfied.
According to the Minister, communicable diseases were mostly eradicated after the discovery of antibiotics. As life expectancy in India increased, new lifestyle disorders such as diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol became increasingly common. However, aging-related disorders were also added into India’s wide range of health problems, he noted.
The Minister noted an uptick in the nation’s senior population. There are more retirees than active workers. This is contributing to an increase in age-related illnesses.
Middle-aged and young people’s vulnerability to age-related illnesses is another major problem the country is confronting right now. He continued by saying that it is especially important to safeguard the potential and vitality of our young people at a time when India is fast progressing under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
That’s why groups like NMO are so crucial in times like these. The social and cultural contexts in which people live play a role in the development and maintenance of lifestyle-related disorders. This means that we can’t leave it up to the medical professionals alone; everyone must pitch in.
The fact that we Indians are in the process of changing and modernising our culture and ways of life presents a unique set of challenges on all fronts. He also noted the importance of working with groups like NMO in this context.
Dr. Jitendra Singh, speaking about the conference’s topic, “Our health, our nature, our culture,” remarked that it was well timed to meet India’s needs in the twenty-first century. He explained that the Prime Minister had given us the environmental slogan “LiFE” (Living in a Sustainable World). He went on to say that the government had prioritised healthcare in accordance with this objective for the past nine years because of the Prime Minister. (ANI)