Keep pace with new developments in medical field, Parsekar tells doctors

VASCO: Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has advised doctors to keep themselves abreast with new developments in the field of medicine.

He was speaking after inaugurating the Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme conducted by Indian Medical Association (IMA) Goa State Chapter at a starred hotel in Bogmalo.

0px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; text-align: justify;">Pareskar inaugurated the programme in the presence of IMA President Dr H P Pai, Director of Health Service Dr Sanjeeve Dalvi, Dean of Goa Medical College and Hospital Bambolim Dr V N Jindal and IMA Goa Treasurer Dr Sunita Pai.

He told the doctors that Goa has been leading in the health sector, with the lowest infant mortality rates in the country.

Parsekar attributed the rise in diabetes to the consumption of fast foods by the present generation. “People are used to eating fast food they have forgotten to do exercises to burn their calories,” he added.

Parsekar assured the doctors that he will table the ‘Clinical Establishment Act and Prevention of Violence Act’ in the forthcoming assembly session.

IMA Goa Secretary Dr Anil Mehndiratta proposed the vote of thanks, followed by two sessions, one on Japanese Encephalitis by Dr Raina, joint Director VBDCP, Delhi and on basics of CBC by Dr B Phadte, haematologist from Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai. [H]