New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the 2nd Convocation of AIIMS Jodhpur today and inaugurated the new building of Rajasthan High Court in the city. In his Convocation address at AIIMS, Kovind said that there is a need to develop low-cost diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services, and added that it is important that India starts making its own equipment that not only serves to provide affordable healthcare but also sets up India as a medical technology hub as part of the Make in India initiative.
Kovind noted that AIIMS Jodhpur is setting up an Innovation Centre for Medical Technology along with IIT Jodhpur, and that the two are also collaborating for an AIIMS-IIT Knowledge Innovation Cluster.
The President said this is a welcome step as it will boost the medical technology sector in the country, and urged the Institutes to continue working together for the betterment of people in the area and the country.
Kovind encouraged the graduating students to remain full of empathy, and never let an opportunity pass to save or improve lives using their skills and knowledge, saying they should always try to maintain highest level of ethical standards and professionalism for the entire career.
The President said all doctors and nursing graduates would do well to remember that the community around them looks up to them, and they would have to maintain the nobility of the profession.
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