Union Minister highlights the need to develop indigenous solutions for India’s medical, health issues. India News – Times of India

Jammu: Union Minister Jitendra Singh Saturday stressed the need to use diverse Indian data to develop indigenous solutions to the country’s medical and health issues.
Addressing the ‘Thyrocon-2023’ here, he also said that in a span of just two years, India can prepare two DNA vaccines and a nasal vaccine and provide them to 130 countries to fight the coronavirus.
“We thank Prime Minister Modi who for the first time focused on preventive health care in the country, which was not taken care of for the last 70 years,” Singh said at the event organized by the Jammu Doctors Foundation in collaboration with the Jammu department. endocrinology, Government Super Specialty HospitalJammu.
Highlighting two issues, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office said that the first is the shift from clinical medical teaching to clinical capabilities. “Now, the clinical details are surmised after receiving the test reports,” Singh said.
The second issue is Indian research, Indian data and Indian solutions to Indian problems, he said, adding “the need of the hour is to use diverse Indian data to develop indigenous solutions for India’s medical health issues”.
The minister also stressed on the role and responsibility of the youth to be the architects of the ‘Amrit Kaal’ and said that “the energy and potential of the youth have to be channelised into nation building”.
“The update to ThyroCon will reflect advances in the clinical management of patients with thyroid disorders, which are a common health problem in Jammu and Kashmir, as in other parts of India,” he added.
Citing a study published in Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research In 2019, Singh said the prevalence of thyroid disorders in Jammu and Kashmir is around 12.3 per cent, with hypothyroidism being the most common type.
He said, “Premier institutions should work on setting up state-of-the-art thyroid disease research and treatment centres. There is no paucity of resources and New India is an era of opportunities in healthcare.”
The Minister said that the Government Medical College, Jammu has always played a leading role in the overall growth in the health status of the region.