Nashik: Secretary to the Union AYUSH Ministry, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, recently urged that all the medical students, professors and authorities of medical colleges and universities to come together in order to improve the medical sector as it is connected to the common man’s health.
He was speaking at the 18th convocation ceremony of the Nashik-based Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in the presence of MUHS Vice-Chancellor Dr Dilip Mhaiksar, Pro-VC Dr Mohan Khamgaonkar, Dental Council of India president Dr Dibyendu Mazumder and Central Council of Indian Medicine president Jayant Deopujari among others.
A total of 8,466 students were conferred degrees, which included 59 who received gold medals for topping in exams held for various streams. Sixteen students were also conferred PhDs at the function.
Among the students who stood out was Anuja Tukaram Bandgar from Miraj’s Gulabrao Patil Homoeopathic Medical College who received six awards at the function.
Kotecha, in his speech, asked students to establish deep contact with patients for better treatment. He exhorted the graduates to contribute to the success of the world’s largest healthcare programme of central government, the ‘Ayushaman Bharat Scheme’. He also talked about providing social health on medical grounds besides emphasising on health awareness and research.
Mr Kotecha lauded MUHS for having established high standards in the transparent examination system.
Vice-Chancellor of MUHS Dilip Mhasekar presided over the function, while Indian Dental Council president Dabendu Mujumdar, President of Indian Medical Council’s president Jayant Devpujari, Health Director Dr Pravin Shinagare and MUHS Registrar Dr Kalidas Chavan among other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
Speaking at the event, IDC president Mujumdar described MUHS as one of the best universities in the country and hoped that this university will be recognised as an international centre for health in the future.