UK offers expertise in primary healthcare

United Kingdom, on Wednesday, offered its expertise to help India strengthen its primary healthcare system.

Observing that spread of India’s primary healthcare was rather weak, Hull York Medical School Deputy Dean (Education) Dr David Pearson, said UK could play a pivotal role in assisting India in the spread of primary healthcare structure.

Likewise, stating that both India and UK have seen increase in diabetics lately, UK Health Minister Anna Soubry, called for mutual collaboration to find solutions to tackle the growing cases and find preventive healthcare system.

The UK minister, who is leading a delegation to India, said they were in the country
mainly to learn about the development happening in India in terms of healthcare especially in terms of using the latest technology. Lauding the strides made by Narayana Hrudayala Hospital in cardiac care, she said, her country is yet to achieve the efficiency that she saw in the hospital in dealing with heart diseases.
Mother meets UK minister

Mahuya Pal, mother of Souvik Pal, the 19-year-old Bangalore boy who went missing since New Year’s Eve, met the UK Health Minister Anna Soubry here on Wednesday.

Briefing about the meeting, Soubry said a ‘family liaison officer’ along with an interpreter will be appointed to enable the family to have constant communication of daily developments from the police department.

“It has been 16 days and it is unfortunate that he has still not been traced. The Manchester United players are also doing their bit in spreading the message to look for the missing boy. We will ensure that this receives maximum publicity nationally too,” she added.

"I will raise the Souvik missing case in the British Parliament so that the UK police could trace and bring him back to his parents," she said.
Souvik’s father Santanu Pal is in Manchester looking for his son.

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