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Adequate fund needed to improve health care system
With more than 2.8 million new TB cases annually, India represents the single highest
number of TB cases in the world. According to report the disease kills 480,000 to
500,000 Indians every year and there is a steep rise in TB cases among children in
India. However, India takes it as challenge and determined to eliminate TB by 2025.
According to Union Health Minister J P Nadda, the government has approached the
challenge to end the disease in all seriousness and has accelerated action to meet
the 'End TB target by 2025'. “We are aware of the challenges posed before us. We
experience more than 2.8 million new TB cases annually, nearly half a million deaths,”
the minister said adding “TB remains a challenge, but we are on track."
Experts says, it can be combated through a strict diet and food supplements. They
also believed that both TB and HIV affect people in their productive years causing
severe economic loss and endurable suffering.
However, Govt needs to constantly monitor the implementation of its plan and policy
for elimination of TB and other diseases. It should ensure quality health service
and create mass awareness about the TB. It is believed that many TB patients are
approaching private health institutes due to lack of awareness on facilities provided
by the Govt for TB diagnosis and treatment in Govt health centres. Moreover, the
Govt must allocate sufficient fund for technological up gradation and to make the
public health care system efficient.
---- Readers Forum ----
People say that money makes the world go round. Money is everything in this fast
paced world. We have to pay for everything, even using toilet. The side effect however
is that people are becoming more materialistic more concerned with making money and
what money can buy. But how much money is enough? Is it ever enough? To some, it
will never be enough. In my opinion, I truly believe that this statement is true
and that people are becoming more materialistic in nature.
Each person is affected by materialism to some extent in this day and age because
hedonism is becoming an uprising trend. The people of today have been programmed
to make a lot of money to wreak their desires to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle today.
For example, people spend their hard earned money on material objects like expensive
Cars, handbags, expensive gadgets like Iphones and Tablet and so on which in my opinion
is a waste of money when regular goods may prove to be good enough. This happen because
human have the urge to show off their belonging. Therefore, while individuals become
more focused on their pursuit of material wealth and improving their standard of
living, they may forget that what matters most in life is their family. They forgot
to spend quality time with their family and this can create a major family crisis.
Family crisis is not what we want in present time. Family should stay together to
face this harsh world.
Besides, materialism also can affect our spiritual and moral beliefs. This is due
to the fact people who are materialistic may facing a moral decline. We may commit
crime to satisfy our need. In fact, the crime rate is increasing because criminals
these days have such brilliant brains to develop many ways to gain more money from
society. Example that we can see is bank robbery, thefts, burglaries, kidnapping
for ransom, credit card fraud, internet banking hacking and others that are driven
by materialistic criminals. Hence, when people lose sight about what's right and
wrong, believe me this world would not be a happy place for our children to live
In a nutshell, materialism is a common trend in the 21st century as more people are
working hard to afford things beyond their reach. Some would find materialism is
the way for our economy to boost up but some still believe that materialism someday
can collapse a nation. In my opinion, I still firmly believe that materialism have
both positive and negative effects to our live, society, state and our country. It
is up to us whether to control our spending or not. Our government can encourage
society to be less wasteful in spending by running campaigns such as ‘Consumer Awareness’
and ‘Buy Indian Made Products’ in order to educate our younger generation for the
prosperity of our nation.
Dilapidated road condition
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of
concerned authority toward the worst road condition of Liromoba. When some part of
the Arunachal Pradesh is connected with railway network facilities and will be connected
shortly, there are some circle that are longing and weeping for the introduction
of "Pakka road". They are lamenting at the deprivation of proper road communication.
The "kachcha road of Liromoba circle is a long pending issue. So far as I know it
almost took two decades and would be extended unless, one takes it on a serious note
and who really holds firm belief in social welfare.
One has to mostly travel in Tirbin Circle to reach Liromoba. The remaining 20% is
the Liromoba road. What is more worrisome is that maximum part of the road is kacha
road. Due to dilapidated road condition, the Govt employees are hardly seen for one
or two month after their appointment to their office and metamorphoses into invisible
The local patient goes for medical treatment to Liromoba PHC, but they are directed
to go to Aalo or elsewhere. The most painful moment is when a pregnant woman is referred
to Aalo CHC.
What happens to numerous schemes which have been sanctioned by the central government
and state Govt for proper road communication? The chaos which has been caused by
the dilapidated road condition is immeasurable and disheartening.
Therefore, I would like to earnestly request the concerned authority to kindly look
into the matter, which is in dire need to pay heed.
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