Retrofit Indian Traditional Medicine to explore its efficacy and suit to modern-day health care challenges: LV Subramanyam

Hyderabad: Dr. GSN Raju, formerly NIMS, currently Director, Ashwin Hospitals and Dr. Santosh Kranati, a Senior Public Health expert, Founder Director Dhatri Mother’s Milk from Telangana who recently nominated to National Medical Council(NMC) were felicitated here in the city at a Hotel Secunderabad on Sunday morning.

The felicitation was organised by Sree Shivaji Memorial Committee and Global Illumine, a trust involved in educating underprivileged and tribal children.

Recently Central Government abolished Medical Council of India and announced setting up of historic for medical education, NMC. These two members are just nominated to NMC.

The constitution of National Medical Commission as said by many experts will steer medical education towards a transparent, qualitative, and accountable system. And these two medical professionals are nominated to the newly constituted apex body NMC are from Hyderabad.

It was a long road to the abolition of the Medical Council of India (MCI), the 64-year-old medical education body, and the constitution of the National Medical Commission (NMC) for the government is represented by these two distinguished professionals. These two got nominated because of their hard work, dedication and yeoman service.

Speaking on the occasion Dr GSN Raju, who has the distinction of being the first qualified M.Ch Cancer Surgeon, training 70 Surgical Oncologists, performing 65000 Oncology surgeries(3 Oncology surgeries a day), serving 100 million population in his 28 years of service at NIMS in his personal capacity shared some of his plans among a couple of them would be to introduce uniform standards in all 700 medical colleges located across the country. Also ensure minimum acceptance standard by way of conducting exit exams for MBBS pass outs seeking entry in PG level so as to enable MNC to shun PG Entrance Exam for Medicos.

Speaking further he added that besides Allopathy all other Traditional Indian Medicine and Alternative Medicine will be brought under one roof and initiate research for its efficacy; ensure clinical trials to make traditional medicine more acceptable. We will commence work with other alternative medicine he said

Other nominee who was felicitated Dr Santosh Kumar Kraleti shared his personal experience of how Yoga helped his younger brother overcome back pain. His younger brother a medico in the USA was suggested to undergo a spinal surgery as a cure that would have costed him 1,50,000 US dollars.

The new body NMC will focus on ethical, good training and unhazardous practices, Dr Santosh added. He shared how Thailand though being so small and spending just 3.6% of GDP has produced excellent hospital infrastructure on par with the best in the world.

The felicitation was graced by N. Ramachandran Rao, MLC; Elsa Chandrasekhar, Dr Vikas Bhatia Director of AIIMS Bibinagar; LV Subramanyam, IAS, retired Chief Secretary, Govt of AP; Sri Sukumaran, National Organising Secretary, SAKSHAM, Dr Krishna Kiran of Global Illumine India.

Speaking to the 50 plus select gathering N Ramachander Rao said, we neglect health running after money and then realise and blow the money earned regain the lost health. It is the irony of the life he said. We must accept what is good from our Traditional Medicine and added that today whole world is reaping good benefits from our age old Yoga. Today it is for Yoga, not many got affected Corona, it is partly due to Yoga practices as practised by people in our country he said.

The retired Chief Secretary, Govt of AP, LV Subramanyam said, we must revive our traditional medicine, retrofit (modernise) to suit to today’s populace to address modern-day ailments. Our ancient medicinal system can be explored to make healthcare more affordable to masses.

Three Telugus appointed Honorary Board Members of three autonomous national bodies for disabled by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India were also felicitated.

They include: Dr.G Veda Prakash, Orthopedic Surgeon; Dr. Nandini Bandikatla, a Consultant Child Psychologist; Kasinadh Lakkaraju, an entrepreneur, all three city-based professionals-cum-social workers, two doctors and a software consultant appointed as a member in three different Union Government bodies such as three national organisations such as Swami Vivekananda National Institution of Rehabilitation, Training and Research, Cuttak; National Institute of Locomotor Disabilities(NILD), Kolkata and National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities(NIEPID), Hyderabad

Dr Vikas Bhatia Director of AIIMS Bibinagar was also felicitated on the occasion.

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