New Delhi: Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh, who is himself a medical professional and a well-known physician, said that the Covid-19 epidemic has had different effects on different parts of the world and in different aspects of life.
At the same time, this epidemic in the medical fraternity has aroused academic interest in respiratory disorders. On the other hand, specialization departments like honey medicine and oncology have also increased the curiosity of physicians about the medical progress related to respiratory medicine as a common man is also trying to be more aware of these diseases.
While delivering the inaugural address at the 5-day All India Conference ‘National Conference on Pulmonary Diseases’ (NAPCON), Dr. Singh said that at first, pulmonary medicine was mainly considered to be associated with tuberculosis. He told that when he started his career as a doctor, there was a misconception in society that being a specialist of chest diseases meant only a doctor of TB. But with the explosion of knowledge and research studies, the modern means of diagnosis with specificity and sensitivity and the increasing awareness of health in the society have greatly increased the scope of respiratory medicine. Now it includes other diseases due to air pollution, diseases of lungs from a particular business, sleep disorders, obstructive lung diseases, and many other lung-related diseases. These diseases have gained more importance due to the complications developed during this period of Covid-19.
Dr. Jitendra Singh congratulated the organizers for organizing this huge conference. About 100 international faculties and 19 international chest associations have been made part of this program. He said that the conference is also being held at a very important time as it is the period when the world is going through the devastation of Covid-19 and also suffers from respiratory and lung complications arising from it. Meanwhile, the medical community is working day and night to control and prevent the epidemic.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the conference on India Respiratory Medicine is also important because India has successfully run the world’s largest vaccination campaign against Covid-19 despite its population of 130 crores. He said that due to the predetermined and decisive approach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has been able to face the challenge of this epidemic more successfully and decisively than many western countries with a small population.
Dr. Singh expressed satisfaction that apart from Covid-19 and TB, the conference schedule also included topics of contemporary concern such as respiratory disease care, pulmonary imaging, air travel problems, and chest and surgery, etc. Has been given. The minister expressed special pleasure in the fact that sessions dedicated to environmental pollution and climate change are also going to be held at this conference. These are the issues about which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is continuously expressing his views and these are being taken seriously all over the world.