Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday stressed that wellness approach towards deferring ailments is the need of the hour. “As current and future doctors, we must orient our approach of wellness towards deferring ailments and diseases and the integrative approach is going to play an important role in propagating the wellness to keep ailments away”, he said while inaugurating multiple facilities at Lady Hardinge Hospital on Monday.
Dr. Mandaviya kick started Accident & Emergency Block at Lady Hardinge Kriplani Hospital, New Hostel Block at Dr. RML Hospital, Sports Injury Centre at Safdarjung Hospital and Academic block & New Hostel Block at Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing. Dr. Atul Goel, Director General Health Services, and Dr. Subhash Giri, Director, Lady Hardinge College, were present on the occasion.
Speaking on occasion, Mr Mandaviya said, “Differing from other nations, India has a four-tier healthcare system that functions from grassroots to primary to secondary to tertiary wherein institutes such as Ayushman Arogya Mandir have been established across rural and urban areas. They host a breadth of healthcare services themselves and also serve to connect the underserved with secondary and tertiary level consultations at their respective locations saving patient’s time and money and providing services and care with ease at affordable rates.”
“India’s medical and healthcare services extend beyond our borders, embracing the entire world. This commitment is grounded in our philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, health minister said.