Nagpur: “The future doctors should make social commitment as their self-inspired aim and serve in inaccessible adivasi terrain as well as people in remote villages where medical facilities have still not reached,” exhorted Girish Mahajan, Medical Education and Water Resources Minister and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS).
Mahajan was speaking after inaugurating Youth Festival – ‘Spandan- 2017’ being organized by MUHS at Vasantrao Deshpande Hall here on Thursday. Renowned theatre personality Dr Mohan Agashe graced the function as chief guest. MUHS Vice Chancellor Dr Dilip Mhaisekar, Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr Mohan Khamgaonkar, Registrar Dr Kalidas Chavan, Orgfanising Committee Chairperson Dr Manisha Kothekar were also seated on the dais.
“Poor patients see the treating doctors as God. This fact increase the responsibility of doctors. Accepting it as challenge, doctors should make social commitment as their goal and serve in inaccessible adivasi terrain as well as people in remote villages where medical facilities have still not reached. Over 10,000 patients in the state need kidneys. Similarly, thousands of patients are awaiting other vital organs. If organs of a person are donated, lives of eight persons can be saved. Hence awareness on organ donation should be created in larger magnitude,” Mahajan appealed.
Dr Mohan Agashe, in his speech said, “Art teaches a person to live a life. For healthy life, don’t desert the art. ‘Spandan means invention of talented artists. ‘Spandan’ is an important platform for doctors to relieve themselves of stress and pressure and it should be accepted as art for bringing smile on the faces of patients. Never separate artistic talent from sensitivity. Learn to love art also like the study,” Dr Agashe said.
Organ donation rally:
An organ donation rally marked the inauguration of ‘Spandan-2017’. The Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan flagged off the rally from Vasantrao Deshpande Hall. The rally was taken out under the guidance of Dr Ravi Wankhede of Mohan Foundation.
The valedictory function of ‘Spandan-2017’ will be held on March 5 at 12.30 pm. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Surface Road Transport will preside over. Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Guardian Minister will be the chief guest.
Noted film actress Sai Tamhankar will be the special guest. Dr Dilip Mhaisekar and Dr Mohan Khamgaonkar will also grace the occasion. Over 1,300 students studying MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, Unani, OTPT are participating in the event. This festival provides excellent opportunity to students to display their talents and also hone their skills.” On March 3, there will be a ‘Aarogya Dindi’ in which chariot that exhibits various banners related to health would take part.