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Doctors should interact with patients & their families with empathy: Vice President

Vishakhapattanam:24/8/18:The Vice President of India, Shri M,. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Hospitals and Doctors must interact with patients & their families with empathy and compassion.  He said that such approach will give the patients a healing touch and help them feel better during their treatment. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the KIMS-ICON Hospital, in Vishakhapattanam, Andhra Pradesh today. The Minister of Roads and Buildings, Andhra Pradesh, Shri Ch. Ayyannapatrudu and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

 

The Vice President said that we need to take measures to bring down the expenditure on health. He further said that medical facilities & health care must be affordable for common man, he added. The hospital with 434 bed capacity is expected to provide medical services to the people of the surrounding regions of the port city Visakhapatnam, he added.

 

The Vice President said that we need to make affordable healthcare available to masses. He also asked to adopt a service oriented approach while discharging their duties as medical practitioners. He said that the job of the Doctor does not end by giving medicines and said that they must also advise and guide people on preventive care.

 

The Vice President also asked the doctors to encourage people to take active participation in physical activities like walking, running, exercise or Yoga and adopt healthy lifestyle. A healthy society will move the country economically forward, he added.

 

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