Naveen calls for responsive Public Health Care System

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 14 (UNI) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said a responsive Public Health Care System, an aware community, for early diagnosis and rational management will help an individual to lead a productive life.

Inaugurating the Kanungo Institute of Diabetes Specialities, (KIDS) a multi-crore super speciality centre for Diabetes care here on the World Diabetes day today, the Chief Minister said diabetes patients have atypical symptoms or were symptom-less and the disease progresses insidiously over the years.

Mr Patnaik further said steps were being taken for infrastructure development, human resource development for behavioural change in the community to meet the challenges posed by emerging communicable diseases.

Private and Public Health care service providers needs to have a synergistic effect on the improvement of health care delivery system, he said Former Chief Justice of India G B Patnaik said while the state government has failed to provide health care system to the people an individal came forward to provide the service.

He further said if the objectives were achieved it would be one of the best diabetes care institute of the world. The Rs 100 crore state of the art diabetes care facility was a joint collaboration of Cuttack Diabetes Research Foundation (CDRF) and Kanungo Institute of Diabetes Specialties Pvt Ltd (KIDS).

Dr Alok Kanungo, an internationally acclaimed diabetelogist told newspersons here that world centres like Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, which decided Nobel prize on Medicine, has agreed to provide all sorts of help for research on Child diabetes.

He further said the disease needed to be diagnosed early to help a patient lead a life devoid of suffering and disability.

Law Minister B B Harichandan said the institute would help people to provide best medicare at an affordable price and the the people would not have to go to other states to avail medical facilites.

Scientific attache at the Swedish Embassy, New Delhi, Stefan Jonsson said Sweden and India had signed a bilateral agreement to collaborate on reserach not on health care but also on environment and mining.

Among others present on the occasion were Health Minister Sanatan Bisi, Excise Minister Debi Prasad Misra and Lok Sabha MP Prasana Patsani.

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