International Conference on public health at CCP Landran
RO plants in villages to check cancer growth: Jyani
With more than 1.8 crore patients treated in OPDs in hospitals in Punjab and more than 51 per cent deliveries taking place in government hospitals Punjab today is doing remarkably well in providing health facilities to the residents of the state.
This was revealed by Surjit Kumar Jyani, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab while addressing a researchers gathering during International conference and exhibition organized by Chandigarh College of Pharmacy at CGC, Landran campus in collaboration with Society for Pharmaceutical Education and Research (SPER).
He further said that to bring better efficiency to health sector 500 MBBS doctors have been recently appointed out of which 278 have undergone training and rest are under training for joining their service at various places. Today 233 essential medicines are being provided free of cost to all the people in the state and that helps people get efficient cure. The mortality rate has also fallen down considerably today, he added.
To check the growth of cancer reverse osmosis (RO) water plants are being installed in all the villages across the state. Sewerage treatment plants are also being installed on priority especially in the cancer belt of the state. Today 28,000 people have been treated for cancer in the state and Rs 1.5 lakh rupees is given as subsidy for those undergoing treatment in private hospitals.
Prof. (Dr.) Harpal S. Buttar, Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada in his keynote address said that diseases due to obesity and cardio vascular diseases are a challenge in the developing and developed countries today. It is for the researchers to synthesize molecules in labs to find solutions for these diseases. Pharma industry in India today is worth 14 billion dollars and it is going to be worth 49 billion dollars by 2020, he added.
Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chairman, CGC reiterated the claims made by honorable minister and said that it is personal care and hygiene which is most important for health. It is a great opportunity for a student to attend an international conference. You all should work earnestly to learn during this event and its implementation later, he added.
Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, President CGC, Landran encouraged the efforts made by the faculty and students. He expressed his views for promoting public health care organizations and awareness campaigns.
Dr Upendra Jain, Director Principal, CCP said that the international conference aims to enhance skill, knowledge and attitude of the members towards research and development in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The events held in the conference were expert talks on the topics like Diabetes mellitus, Targeted drug delivery systems, Pharmacovigilance of Ayurvedic medicines, MicroRNA’s and other oral and poster presentations by the research students.
Those who participated in the conference included Prof. (Dr.) Harpal S. Buttar, Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, Dr. P. Visen, Risk Factor Modification Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada and Dr. Dr. Sukhwinder K. Bhullar, Bursa Technical University, Bursa, Turkey and three National speakers Dr. Madhu Khullar, Professor, Department of Experimental Medicine & Biotechnology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India Dr. M. V. Jagannadham, Sr. Principal Scientist, CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India Mr. A P Gupta, Director Technical, Astam Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.,Baddi [Himachal Pradesh] India.