Research and bring out India’s contribution to medicine: Smriti Irani to students

By: | Published: January 31, 2015 10:27 PM

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani asked medical students to carry out research...

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani today asked medical students to carry out research in the field of ancient medical history of India and bring forth the contribution of the country before the world.

She was here to inaugurate a conference organised by National Medicos Organisation at Banaras Hindu University.

Irani appealed to the medical students to “carry out research work in the field of ancient medical history of India and bring forth the contribution of the country in this vast medical field before the world.”

The Union minister also slammed the “wretched” practice of female foeticide in the country and appealed to the medical fraternity to shun the inhuman act.

She narrated story of an doctor in Maharashtra.

“The doctor aborted 1,000 female fetuses for minor economic gains. And to remove sign of medical evidence against him, the doctor was so cruel that he used to feed those aborted fetuses to two dogs tied in one of the underground rooms of his clinic,” Irani said.

She said that the story was exposed by a woman reporter after which a police complaint was lodged and the doctor was arrested.

The Union minister said, “From whichever institution this doctor had received his degree, that Institution, after conferring the degree, made him a doctor but it was unable to make this man a human being.”

Irani appealed to all the students and the medical professionals to spread awareness among people to save lives of girl child’s.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched scheme ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ and our (HRD) ministry was willing to lend its full support to the National Medicos Organisation in spreading awareness among people at a rapid pace, so that our daughters can be saved and if they are saved then only they could study,” she said.

The minister also advocated for eradicating corruption in the health system in the country.

She also praised the members of the National Medicos Organisation for taking out a cycle rally from Allahabad to Varanasi for spreading awareness in villages about preventive health care.

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