IMPHAL | Dec 9 : Education, Labour and Employment minister, Thokchom Radheshyam has addressed that improvement of relationship between the doctors and patients is highly required for a better progressive functioning in the health sector.
The minister was speaking at the inauguration of the 33rd All Manipur Medical Conference (AMAMECON 2017), organised by the Indian Medical Association Manipur State Branch (IMA-MSB) at IMA Hall, Lamphelpat under the theme ‘Depression – Let’s Talk’.
Radheshyam said that every doctor hopes to fulfil the needs and requirements of the patients but at times things go out of hand. However, patients always feel that the sickness and worries will be cured once they reach doctor. They have high expectations on doctors, he added.
He continued that an act of kindness is a necessity to convince and console someone who is in need of care. Today’s conference is an opportunity to introspect and analyse various issues of patients and doctors and to overcome it for better functioning in the future, he added.
The minister further expressed his gratefulness on Manipur being in third position in the ranking of ‘Best Health Sector’ in a November edition of India Today magazine. The credit goes to the doctors and all those involved in the medical service, he added.
Describing the tremendous contribution of IMA, chairman of MANIDCO and MANITRON, Dr. Y. Radheshyam said that health is much more important than wealth and without good health there can be no progress, development and prosperity. He continued that depression is a major mental problem affecting the mood and function of an individual hampering the work progress, productivity and harmony of the family and the society. The conference will help in addressing the problem by looking ways and means of a cure, he added.
In the inaugural function, Dr. G. Sharat Sharma was felicitated and it was also attended by president of IMA-MSB, Dr. Kh. Sulochana Devi, chairman of Reception Committee, Dr. Brogen Singh Akoijam, along with other medical professionals and students.
Source: Imphal Free Press