‘Address scientific problems locally, not just globally’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2014 10:23 IST

The Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) celebrated its 52nd Foundation Day here on Monday.

Dr K Vijay Raghavan, secretary, department of biotechnology, Government of India, spoke on ‘The challenges in scaling quality research in India and possible directions.’

He said, “Scientists have to fully concentrate on the complex scientific problems to address them. They should be looked into not only from a global angle, but also locally.”

While sharing the mantra of scaling quality research in India, he said, “Instead of postponing decisions on critical scientific issues, the challenge has to be faced head on by taking quick decisions.

Scientific research in India can reach new heights only through national and international collaboration and sharing of resources.

Instead of following traditional ways of dealing with problems, mixed innovative solutions are the key to scaling quality research.”

“The culture of solving complex issues has to be inculcated among the scientific fraternity so that we don’t lag behind,” he further said.

Earlier, he honoured seven Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research employees - Surat Singh, laboratory attendant; Rajesh Kumar Kaushal, dark room assistant; Gurvinder Singh, stenographer; Sewa Singh, hospital attendant; and sanitary attendants Mahipal, Rajinder Kumar and Harish.

They were presented appreciation certificates, along with mementoes. Sunita Devi, a staff nurse who was awarded the Florence Nightingale Award by the President of India, was also felicitated.

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