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Set to extend service: A section of young medical graduates at the Graduate Reception Day held in Salem on Monday. —
Set to extend service: A section of young medical graduates at the Graduate Reception Day held in Salem on Monday. —

Staff Reporter

Many do not have access to quality healthcare, says VC

SALEM: The young medical graduates should realise their responsibilities and extend their services for the benefit of disadvantaged sections in society, Periyar University Vice-Chancellor M. Thangaraju has said.

Healthcare

Speaking at the Graduate Reception Day held at the Salem Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College here on Monday, the Vice-Chancellor pointed out that a large number of families in the country were not able to access quality healthcare.

He urged the medical graduates to give their time to patients belonging to the below poverty level.

The graduates should enter into the medical profession with right attitude and a mind to serve.

They should work towards eradicating diseases that were affecting a large number of people in various places, he stressed, in his address.

Mr. Thangaraju appealed to the doctors to treat the patients with compassion and care.

Sincerity

Their sincerity in the profession would make a huge difference to the life of a patient.

Stressing on improving the standard of rural healthcare, he advised the young graduates to continue to upgrade their skills. and keep abreast of the advancements in the field of medicine.

College Dean P. Shanmugam called upon the graduates to take up teaching in medical institutions.

Later, the graduates took the Hippocratic Oath.

Vice-Principal Sheila Doris Devamani, Medical Superintendent K. Sathiyamoorthy and Chief Staff Advisor S. Sridhar also spoke in the programme.

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