Ministry of Health and
Family Welfare is playing an important role in bringing healthcare
services to all, especially to the marginalized and vulnerable sections,
living in rural, remote and difficult to access areas. This was stated
by Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad in New Delhi yesterday.
Addressing the inauguration of MBBS Course in Hamdard Institute of
Medical Sciences and Research at Hamdard Nagar, Shri Azad said that even
though the responsibility for the delivery of the healthcare rests with
the States, Government of India has been playing a guiding and
supporting role to strengthen the efforts of State Governments. Through
National Rural Health Mission, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
has made an earnest to provide healthcare facilities living in the rural
areas. Under the mission mode, during 2005-12, over 1.57 lakh personnel
have been added to the health system. In addition to this, co-locating
AYUSH services in the health facilities has resulted in the Indian
Systems of Medicine playing an increasingly bigger role in the health
care delivery to the masses.
Shri Azad said that the Hamdard National Foundation has been providing
health care to the people through the Indian System of Medicine for
decades. The Foundation is now expanding its horizon of health care and
has stepped forward to establish the “Hamdard Institute of Medical
Sciences & Research” from the current academic session 2012-2013. This
step marks the fulfilment of the long cherished dream of late Janab
Hakeem Abdul Hameed Saheb, the founder of Hamdard. Jamia Hamdard is
recognized globally as a reputed centre for the Unani System and Hamdard
products are renowned for their safety, quality and affordability.
Shri Azad hoped that this institution would distinguish itself in the
service of the people of Delhi and neighbouring States and will add to
the availability of quality human resources to meet the health needs of
the state, region and country. He congratulated all the students of the
first batch of MBBS course at Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences &
Research and conveyed his best wishes to all the faculty, staff and
students of the college for a professionally satisfying career and
prosperous life in the service of the country and humanity.
Those who addressed the inauguration programme included Dr. Kiran Walia,
Minister of Social Welfare and Education, Government of Delhi, Saiyid
Hamid, Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard, Najeeb Jung, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia
Millia Islamia, Abdul Mueed, President Hamdard National Foundation, Dr.
G.N. Qazi, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard,