Mangaluru, March 25: Both Union and State governments are focusing on revamping medical education both qualitatively, said Karnataka Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar.
Speaking at Physiocon 2022 in Mangaluru, an international conference of physiotherapy, Sudhakar said that there are 7 physiotherapists for a population of 10,000 in America. However, in India, there is a ratio of just 0.59 physiotherapists for a population of 10,000. To eradicate this shortage of doctors and other specialists, PM Narendra Modi has been focusing on revamping medical education in the country establishing many more new medical colleges. With the increased number of colleges, there will be a higher output of doctors which will help ease this shortage.
Medicines cure diseases. But physiotherapy gives a new lease of life. Physiotherapy provides solutions to many problems including disability, nerve related issues etc. In the modern day, knowledge is the most important power. In physiotherapy, skill is just as essential as knowledge and physiotherapists must develop their skills. Technology and research will play a key role here. Physiotherapy is a very old body of knowledge and our Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda has several aspects of physiotherapy, he said.
Those who perform Yoga and Pranayama every day will gain the power to recover quickly even if they fall sick. It is important to note how important physical activity is to stay healthy.