Karnataka well being minister Dr Ok Sudhakar on Sunday claimed that whereas he was “sorry” to be saying this, fashionable Indian girls wished to remain single, have been unwilling to present delivery even after marriage and desired kids by way of surrogacy. He mentioned this was a “paradigm shift” in considering and was “not good”.
“As we speak, I’m sorry to say this, a number of fashionable girls in India need to keep single. Even when they get married, they don’t need to give delivery. They need surrogacy. So there’s a paradigm shift in our considering, which isn’t good,” he mentioned throughout World Psychological Well being Day at Nationwide Institute of Psychological Well being and Neurological Sciences (NIMHANS).
Calling it “western affect” on Indian society, the minister mentioned individuals weren’t keen to let their dad and mom be with them. “Sadly, at the moment we’re stepping into a western approach. We don’t need our dad and mom to stay with us, overlook about grandparents being with us,” he mentioned.
Talking about psychological well being in India, Sudhakar mentioned each seventh Indian had some sort of psychological concern, which might be delicate, reasonable and extreme. Nevertheless, based on him, stress administration was an artwork and Indians needn’t should be taught however preach to the world the best way to deal with it.
“Stress administration is an artwork. This artwork we want not be taught as Indians. We have to preach to the world the best way to deal with stress, as a result of yoga, meditation and pranayama are the great instruments which our ancestors had taught the world hundreds of years again,” he mentioned. About Covid-19 and psychological well being, Sudhakar mentioned the kin weren’t in a position to contact the our bodies of their close to and expensive ones, which induced psychological agony.
“The pandemic made the federal government begin counselling Covid-19 sufferers. Until date, now we have counselled 24 lakh Covid-19 sufferers in Karnataka. I don’t know every other state which has carried out this,” Sudhakar mentioned. Expressing his gratitude to NIMHANS, he mentioned the institute was counselling individuals from its digital platform and was providing tele-medicine.
Sudhakar additionally expressed his gratitude to union well being minister Mansukh Mandaviya, who spoke earlier on the occasion, for giving 1.5 crore Covid-19 vaccines to Karnataka each month since September, which elevated the inoculation protection within the state. He hailed the union authorities led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving 94 crore vaccines until date because the launch of vaccination drive because the nation undertook the herculean activity of vaccinating the whole inhabitants freed from price.
“We’re the one nation which is providing vaccines freed from price. Elsewhere, individuals are made to pay between Rs 1,500 to Rs 4,000 per vaccine,” Sudhakar mentioned.