Published: 04th July 2020
Rajasthan leading the COVID fight in India: State Health Minister during IIHMR convocation
The minister also added that the state is increasing its spending on public healthcare and will soon become the best in the country
Rajasthan is leading the fight against Coronavirus, said Dr Raghu Sharma, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan, while speaking at the sixth convocation and first e-convocation of the Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Jaipur on Saturday.
The minister also added that the state is increasing its spending on public healthcare to a whopping Rs 800 crore and will soon become the best in the country. "We have gone from having no facilities for COVID-19 patients to 40,000 beds in no time and currently have 1 lakh beds. We are resilient to take this mission forward and will very soon become the state with the best healthcare system in the country," he added after congratulations the graduating students. Dr Sharma was the Chief Guest at the convocation.
Priyanka Aggarwal, the Managing Director of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), who was the guest of honour at the convocation, said that the students need to be open for education and knowledge at all times as there is no right time to gain knowledge. Dr SD Gupta, Chairman of the institute asked students not to lose hope in these trying times and suggested that they should aspire to become job creators, "My advice would be that you take the job that you are getting now and then work hard to prosper in the next couple of years. You should aspire to become employers and create jobs rather than be employees," he added.
President Dr Pankaj Gupta, Dean, Institute of Health Management Research, Dr PR Sodani, who presented the ceremony, Dean of School of Pharmaceutical Management, Dr Saurabh Kumar Banerjee and Dean of School of Development Studies, Dr Rahul Ghai were also present.