PONDA: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant appreciated the physiotherapist saying, “Doctors save a life, but physiotherapists make it living worthy “.
Addressing the second day of the National Physiotherapy Conclave at Ponda, he said that in recent times, physiotherapy has become a major part of modern scientific medical treatment, and even people are availing the benefit of it, however despite this branch of medicine struggling to get recognition and that he knows their pain.
He urged them to form National Physiotherapists Council at the earliest so that Goa Government would extend all support to recognize registered physiotherapists.
On occasion, Dr Iftar Ali organizing Chairman of the Physiotherapist Conclave, Dr Ketan Bhatikar and other dignitaries were on the dais.
Sawant further said today there are 250 physiotherapy colleges in the Country, and youths in Goa too possess a passion towards this profession.
He said physiotherapy has become an essential part of health treatment. It spread its wings in Sports, Cancer treatment, Cardiac ailment, recovery from accidental injuries and disability, organ fitness, organ transplant etc. It is important in orthopaedic and palliative care.
Today newborns to old age people need the help of this treatment.
Sports players and the general public also take the help of a physiotherapist to recover early from injury and injury prevention.
The Youth Physio Brigade and Dr Ketan Bhatikar’s Spark organized the two-day conclave at Menino Executive Hall at Ponda.
Earlier yesterday, Social Welfare Minister Subash Phaldesai and MLA Digambar Kamath were present. Minister Subash Faldesai stressed that considering the passion of Goan youths towards this branch of medicine Government needs to create more seats and education up to post-graduation by providing modern infrastructure to boost this education.