Half of US will fall sick if Indian docs leave: CM Shivraj

BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said that half of United States would start suffering from health problems if Indian doctors leave the country.

“India has played a major role in making US great by providing quality professionals to it. If Indian doctors pull out from US, half of the country would start suffering from health problems,” said the chief minister addressing the vice-chancellors of seven universities of central India at Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya. Chouhan said, “We are major contributors in building America. Indian doctors have played a big role in the USA’s health sector.”
The CM said that apart from imparting knowledge and skills, universities should also focus on making youths responsible and worthy citizens. “Being educated is different from being cultured. Without culture, talent can be misused. There is a need to ponder on the methods of educating about culture”, he said referring to the 8th century theologian Adi Shankaracharya and Indian philosopher Swami Vivekanand.
Chouhan said that ancient Indian universities like Nalanda and Takshashila were renowned all over the world. He hailed PMNarendra Modi for his efforts to improve the quality of education. He said, “Considering the autonomy of universities in mind, conditions for their expansion will be created.”
The chief minister stressed on skill-based education so that youths do not face problem in getting employment. Chouhan also highlighted government schemes for meritorious students and financial assistance for budding entrepreneurs.