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“Work with integrity and succeed.” That was what the former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam had to say to doctors at an interaction here on Sunday
Participating in the inauguration of Vatsalya Hospital in Hubli and an interaction with medical professionals, the former President said that doctors should inculcate six virtues — generosity, ethics, tolerance, perseverance, concentration and knowledge — he said.
Emphasising the need for generosity among medical practitioners, Dr. Kalam asked doctors to treat patients before asking them to complete formalities. “A doctor saves lives first,” he said. Medicine and compassion should go hand in hand, he added. He asked nurses to greet patients with a smile, as it plays a major role in curing ailments.
Referring to the lack of interest among doctors to take up teaching, he said that teachers should be given a good salary and pleasant work atmosphere. “One should not be forced into the profession. Those taking up teaching should have a passion for it,” he added.
On the occasion, Dr. Kalam administered an oath to doctors, nurses and para-medical staff of the hospital. He recalled the services of the late Venkataswamy, a Madurai-based ophthalmologist who was on a mission to eliminate blindness by holding over 2.5 million surgeries annually and H Sudarshan of Vivekananda Tribal Hospital, M.M. Hills, Mysore, who was providing healthcare to the tribal people.
During the interaction, Dr. Kalam stressed the need to identify hidden talents in children and provide an opportunity for them to express their skills. Primary education should help children bring out their creativity. For that to happen, curriculum of primary classes should be completely changed, he said.
A leader was one who was transparent, knew how to manage failure, shouldered the responsibility of failure and attributed success to their team, he said.