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New Delhi :The Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu on October 10, 2017, asked the medical fraternity to treat their profession as a mission to provide healthcare to the masses at an affordable and reasonable cost. He was addressing a gathering after releasing two books : ‘Minimally Invasive GI Cancer Surgery’ authored by renowned laparoscopic surgeon Dr C Palanivelu, and ‘Bariatric Surgical Practice Guide’ edited by Dr P Praveen Raj here.

The Vice President said that the people consider a doctor to be next to God. He exhorted the medical fraternity to adopt a humanitarian approach while providing medical care to people. The Vice President said that the doctors should educate and sensitize the people about the dangers of leading a sedentary lifestyle and eating junk food. He said that health experts opine that the prevalence of non-communicable diseases including cancers and cardiovascular diseases will increase while those of the communicable diseases will decrease in the coming years. Modern lifestyle, diet and genetic predisposition are believed to be among the major contributing factors for this trend, he added, according to a PIB release.

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