Reach out to the poor, president tells doctors

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 17:10 hrs

Lucknow, Oct 12 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday urged the doctors to reach out to the deprived and extend all possible healthcare in rural areas.

Speaking at the eighth convocation of King George Medical University, Mukherjee said a healthy country would be a prosperous country.

He asked medical experts to draw a sustainable healthcare roadmap wherein an effective policy was built against population growth and new diseases.

Mukherjee said the need of the hour was to take healthcare and advancements in medical science to the villages and the poorest of poor.

Earlier on his arrival, Uttar Pradesh Governor B.L. Joshi and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav welcomed him.

The president is on a two-day visit to Lucknow.

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