Alternative medicine

Don’t Despise Alternative Medicine: Governor

Chief Minister MK Stalin calls on medical graduates to serve people in rural areas

Calling on doctors not to overlook alternative systems of medicine, Governor RN Ravi called on them on Monday to be open-minded and try to scientifically assess and validate it. He urged them to guard against over-commercialization of health care.

Presiding over the 34th convocation of Dr. MGR Tamil Nadu Medical University (TNMGRMU) in Chennai, Mr Ravi said some modern medical doctors were sometimes dismissive of alternative systems of medicine, despite humans having lived for thousands years before the advent of modern medicine. Medication.

“Modern medicine had done wonders, there is no doubt. But people have learned to deal with the disease and the situation through their traditional wisdom, through their experiences, through their observations. Try to evaluate it scientifically and validate it,” he said and asked them to be “open-minded.” Describing Deputy Stalin as the “most dynamic chief minister”, the governor praised the state government for doing very well in containing COVID-19. “I am happy and proud that Tamil Nadu is leading the country in health services,” he said.

A total of 12,814 candidates obtained postgraduate, doctoral, postgraduate and undergraduate degrees in the faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, AYUSH, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Life Sciences. related health.

In his convocation speech, the chief minister called on medical graduates to equip themselves like Dr. Upendranath Brahmachari, Dr. Arthur Saravanamuthu Thambiah, Dr. Kamalam, Dr. Srinivasan (also known as writer Charvakan) . He pointed out that Dr. BC Roy’s birthday is celebrated as Doctors’ Day solely because of his dedication to serving the public. “I ask you to focus on rural areas. Please realize that it is your duty to serve people in rural areas,” he said.

Health Minister Ma. Subramanien quoted The Hindu report saying that Tamil Nadu had spent ₹16,493.37 crore till October 2021 on capital expenditure which led to creation of assets such as schools, hospitals, roads and bridges. Higher Education Minister K. Ponmudi, Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan, Vice Chancellor Sudha Seshayyan and senior officials attended.