Healthcare must be affordable for common man: Naidu

BHUBANESHWAR: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said today that doctors must interact with patients and their families with compassion and noted that medical facilities and healthcare must be affordable for common man.

Naidu said the doctors should adopt the approach of giving healing touch to their patients.

“Such approach will give the patients a healing touch and help them feel better during their treatment,” the Vice President said while addressing the first convocation of the AIIMS, Bhubaneshwar here.

Referring to late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had laid the foundation stone for AIIMS, Bhubaneshwar in 2003, Naidu said, “It was an attempt to reduce regional imbalance in healthcare and tertiary sector.”

He said the focus should be more on rural healthcare and strengthening of medical infrastructure in the country. (AGENCIES)