Coimbatore: Association of National Board Recognized Educational Institutions (ANPAI) seminar was held at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore yesterday. Dr. Sudha Seshaiyan, Vice-Chancellor of Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University spoke:
Over the next decade, people under the age of 35 will account for most of India’s population. But the sad thing is that many of them are sick. This is due to lifestyle changes. 20 percent of teenagers in the world suffer from mental health problems.
Many psychiatrists report that the problem starts as early as age 13. Students should be taught at the school level how to deal with pressure from parents, teachers and peers. Especially medical students need to be mentally fit. This is what he said.
K. Kasthuri Rangan, former chairman of ISRO, who attended as a special guest, said, “According to the new education policy, all medical graduates should have the skills to provide medicine, surgery and emergency care.”
Abhijat Seth, Chairman, National Board of Medical Sciences Examinations (NBEMS), Minu Bajpai, Executive Director, Papadosh Biswas, Chairman, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Dr. S. Rajasekaran, Director, Ganga Hospital, etc. participated in the event.