Lt Governor Kiran Bedi today exhorted doctors to adhere to core values of profession and function as 'ideal healers of ailments' of poor patients. Speaking at the seventh convocation of Centrally sponsored JIPMER after handing over degree certificates and medals to MBBS graduates and other streams, she said the country had invested massively for infrastructure and other facilities in medical colleges. Doctors passing out of the institutions should remain grateful to the nation and should respond to the challenges of requirements in health sector" she said. Patients approaching doctors are poor and could not have access to resources and hence doctors should be sensitive to their needs,' she said . She said generally those in public service or in any profession should remain committed to promoting `ethical practices and core values and serve the nation with gratitude. It would be painful if professionals, including public servants, police officers, political appointees, doctors and teachers nurtured the thought of promoting themselves or aspiring for elevation in the career without any thought of serving the country` she said. A total of 246 candidates undergraduates and postgraduates were presented degree certificates. Gold medals were handed to proficient graduates.