Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said that Rural posting should be mandatory for new doctors as it could be a good solution to tackle doctors shortage in rural areas.
Rural posting helps new doctors to serve rural people with their fresh talent and it should be before to grant them their first promotion. Venkaiah Naidu shared his views on the occasion of inaugurating the 15th World Rural Health Conference and it is the first time it is being held in India.
Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI) organized this four-day long international conference under the aegis of World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA). The theme of the 15th World Rural Health Conference is the “Healing the Heart of Healthcare – Leaving no one behind”.
Doctors prefer to work in urban areas and there should be a willingness and commitment to serve humans but not the areas for doctors and paramedical personnel. This feeling of commitment to their profession provides opportunities to tackle the shortage of medical personnel and infrastructure in remote areas.Naidu shared his words in the conference that rural and remote areas are far behind in medical services as compare to urban areas and now it’s the time to close the unhealthy gap in providing preventive and curative medical services in the rural areas on a war footing.
If we see reports then in 2018 itself, over 38 million rural households are still dependent on health facilities that have no electricity and Venkaiah Naidu also said that this is the perfect time when we need to explore how efficiently we can utilize the expertise of AYUSH doctors. This will strengthen the rural health care, and the division of rural-urban health care is more prominent in developing countries. That’s why the aim of the conference is to achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Health improvement should be the primary goal and according to John Wynn, Rural WONCA chairperson, health is the major concern across the globe in rural areas and the majority of Indian population living in the rural area and their health needs prime focus.