“Health is the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity”
World Health Day was observed on April 8, 2021, by the Humanity Institute of Advanced Medical & Cultural Research (HIAMCR), lead by the youngest scientist and health activities Dr. Sinchan Das. Time and again the team of HIAMCR has come forward to aware people through their writings, camps, seminars, and conferences on the most sensitive topics in society such as sex educations, mental health, infertility, and many more.
Continuing with the legacy, once again the team HIAMCR came forward with third round table conference as an interactive session with students in an aim to find out the ways to survive from the current burning health issues in the World.
On proceeding with the session, Dr. Sinchan Das led down the first question to the students:
What do you think is the main culprit of health science?
In response to this question, Kumari Swastika Subba pointed out those thoughts on healthy living that have a significant effect on all aspects of well-being. Consecutively, Sh. Priyankesh Mishra responded to this particular question stating that when we are talking about health it is necessary for us to understand the very concepts of health. Considering this, he further added that not just mental aspects but it is also physical and social aspects that serve as the culprit of health science where lifestyle, ignorance, arrogance, resistance, acquired and congenital traits act as a triggering factor.
Similarly, Sh. Saikat Bera responded to the two discussions saying that it is difficult to particularly point out one culprit for health science. On the other hand, Miss. Aparajita Bej stressed out environmental factors which are another main culprit of health science.
Responding to the interactive discussion of the students, Dr. Sinchan Das stated that culprits are not just one factor rather culprits are collectively formed from the social aspects that include environmental, physical, and mental parameters. Along with this, Dr. Sinchan Das also stated that genetic factors also equally serve as the culprit of health science and must be included in the definition of health.
Moving on with the main theme of the conference, Dr. Sinchan Das further asked the students:
What is positive health or what do you understand by the terms positive health?
In response to this, the students collectively respond by saying that when a person is physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially fit where it also accounts for their standard of living. Elaborating with their statements, Dr. Sinchan Das conveyed that one of the parameters given in the community of health through which the quality of life is measure in the society is their gross expenditure and gross earning.
On contradicting this particular measuring parameter given in community health, Dr. Sinchan Das instead questioned:
Is it possible to measure the quality of life by the means of money?
He further stated that expenditure and earning must not be the judgemental factors or parameters for measuring the quality of life. He also highlighted another parameter named Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI), which is the motility age of a person. In contradiction to this particular parameter for quality of life, Dr. Das asked the student:
It’s a fact that our life expectancy rate has increased but the question is with medicine or without medicine?
In response to this particular question majority of the students agreed on the fact that that life expectancy rate has increased but with the support of medication. Considering this, Dr. Das further asked them “So! Is it quality of life?”
In arguing to this particular question, Sh. Santanu Palit said that in recent years there has been much advancement in the medical science, which has increased life expectancy rate in the society. In responding to his statement, Dr. Das instead asked him, “On the basis of medication, technological tools, or support system?” On his agreement that technological advancement is one of the major factors responsible for the increase in the life expectancy rate, Dr. Sinchan Das Further asked, “So! Is the advancement of medical science or the advancement of technologies, which is responsible for the increased life expectancy rate in society?”
Dr. Sinchan Das further adds that in real life expectancy rate in society has actually started to decrease with the exposure of so-called medical advancement and in fact, it has decreased to such a degree that today’s generation has actually transformed into drug-dependent individuals. If we really want to talk about medical advancement then the names of highly developed countries such as Italy and Canada come to our mind. Ironically, these highly developed countries are unable to stop the prevalence of Covid-19 with their advanced medical system.
On concluding the conference, Dr. Sinchan Das presented the student with the last question:
How can we all combat or overcome this particular problem or situation of increasing health issues in the World?
Collectively, all the students agreed on the fact that the process of lifestyle modification must be delivered to each person in a more elaborated and explained manner so that it would be easy for them to implement in their lives. Along with this, Dr. Sinchan Das stated that it is also necessary to eliminate all the negative thoughts and negative talks from our lives. Lastly, he also added that it is also necessary for us to avoid any act of ignorance, arrogance, and resistance within our day-to-day activities.