Gwalior, Mar 15 (UNI) Former President A P J Abdul Kalam today said a beautiful thought could come from a beautiful mind and no obstacle comes in the way when the mission is directed towards public welfare.
Dr Kalam, while addressing people after inaugurating the Ratan Jyoti Nethralaya Ophthalmic Institute and Research Centre here, expressed happiness over modern treatment facilities and equipments at the centre.
''This would open new dimensions in the medical field in not only Gwalior division but the whole Madhya Pradesh. The hospital has done a good work by making a charitable trust. It would help such people to get treatment who could not afford it,'' he said.
Dr Kalam said medical profession worked as a mission.
Opthamologists brought light in the life of people. The work must be taken as a challenge.
Pointing out that about 1.20 crore people in the country were suffering from blindness, he said the Arvind Model, Madurai, and the Shankar Nethralaya, Chennai, were making efforts to bring light to their lives as a part of Mission 2020. The Ratan Jyoti Nethralaya would work on the same model.
He suggested that a seminar be organised to connect all opthamology hospitals through internet.
The former President said a doctor and a patient shared a relationship like that of 'guru-shishya (teacher and student)'.
Like, a teacher does not discriminate between students, a doctor must not discriminate between his patients.
Arvind Nethra Hospital's Padmashree Dr P Namperumalsamy was the special guest on the occasion. Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice A K Patnaik and other judges were also present.
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