Doctors should attract youngsters to take up medical profession: Governor

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has said doctors need to attract the younger ones to take up the profession. He said this after he inaugurated RETICON, an annual conference on retina surgery organised by Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospitals, in Chennai. "The population of blind in India is estimated to rise by 1.25 crore by 2020 and it is important that the number of eye doctors in the country increase," he said.

Prof. Dr Amar Agarwal, Chairman, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospitals, said: “The 9th edition of RETICON provides a great opportunity for specialists to know about the latest innovations in retinal surgery. Surgical innovation is basically built upon the desire to develop less invasive approaches to achieve similar or better clinical outcomes as compared to more traditional methods. A comprehensive list of meaningful innovations within retina has been discussed as they have improved clinical flow and enhanced the ability of retina specialists to provide the best treatment for patients.”