Indian doctors among the best in world: Ansari

August 19th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian doctors, especially those from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), are among the best in the world as far as delivery of health care and research is concerned, Vice President Hamid Ansari said Friday.

Delivering an inaugural address at the “Conference on Current Concepts in Arthroplasty-2011 & 1st Indo-British Knee Meeting” organised by AIIMS, Ansari said: “The dedication and selfless devotion of the doctors working at this institute is unparalleled.”

Talking about joint replacement surgeries, Ansari said that “nearly 45,000 total knee replacements surgeries and an almost equal number of hip replacements surgeries are being performed every year in India”.

Ansari said the importance of such surgeries were rising with “increasing life expectancy, aspiration for an active and economically productive lifestyle even in advanced age, and rise in lifestyle diseases”.

It is estimated that there are five million people with activity-limiting knee arthritis in India, he said.

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