Former President urges CARE Hospitals to extend help to 20 PHCs located nearby
Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam urged CARE Hospitals to extend help to 20 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) located close to the institution.
Lack of expertise
He said that there were about 23,000 PHCs in small towns and villages in the country and many of them were not very active due to lack of expertise and infrastructure.
Inaugurating CARE Outpatient Centre, claimed to be India’s largest integrated outpatient centre, here on Monday, he asked: “Is it possible for CARE Hospitals to dynamically activate at least 20 PHCs that were close to it? “I am sure, this service to the society will be remembered by the needy,” he added.
Observing that providing affordable healthcare to everyone was an important concern throughout the world, Dr. Kalam lauded the centre for offering best technology. “It also carries a message of compassion for the patients, conveys hope to the ailing heart and brings smiles,” he added.
CARE Hospitals chairman B. Soma Raju said that various healthcare models world over were failing and there was a need to change the paradigm through innovation and the outpatient centre was a step in that direction.
Kalam goes spiritual
At another function, Dr. Kalam said that a happy home was equal to a spiritual home, which comprises a library and a prayer room. He wanted spiritual as well as transparent and corruption-free homes in the country.
But, he regretted that 60 million houses in the country were corrupt because of men. His advice to a large gathering of girl students, who gathered for a seminar on ‘Role of Women in Giving Clean Society to the Nation’, organised by Shantiniketan group of institutions for women, was to tell their fathers to be transparent and not indulge in corruption.
At another large congregation of school students at Lal Bahadur stadium under the auspices of Lead India-2020, Dr. Kalam said that four qualities were required to fight the battle of life- great aim, acquisition of knowledge continuously, hard work and perseverance.