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Digital Library Portal of the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing
V. Venkatachalam, Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Health and
Family Welfare (second from left), at the launch of the digital library
portal of AIISH in Mysore on Wednesday.
MYSORE: V. Venkatachalam, Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of
Health and Family Welfare, on Wednesday said that the Ministry was
doing its best to overcome manpower shortage that affected national
health programmes, including the National Programme for Prevention and
Control of Deafness (NPPCD).
Scarcity of professionals in the field of speech and hearing was acute
and the Ministry was addressing the problem by supporting the
initiatives taken up by the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing
(AIISH), he said.
Launching the Digital Library Portal of the AIISH Library and
Information Centre here, Mr. Venkatachalam said the national programmes
launched for public health lacked trained professionals.
“Manpower is not available to support the initiatives launched under
the programmes. Therefore, we have introduced a few initiatives to
ensure manpower to implement the programmes,” he said.
Promising support and resources to AIISH in carrying forward its
activities, he said the Ministry had been supporting its programmes and
would continue to do so for its development. Infrastructure at the
institute was on par with any other national institute, he said.
Lauding AIISH for launching the Digital Library Portal, he said the
portal would benefit many as information available in the library could
be accessed from anywhere, anytime.
He said the portal would also help those pursuing courses under
distance education system launched by AIISH to overcome the shortage of
speech and hearing professionals.
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mysore V.G. Talawar said the
facilities provided for accessing information digitally should be used
effectively. Not many scholars, academics and teachers were making use
of the e-journal facility launched by the Universities Grants
Commission (UGC) in which over 5,000 journals could be accessed online.
“According to some surveys, only 39 per cent are making use of the
facility though the journals are available in all disciplines. It is
not a good trend. More and more people should make use of information
for their academic prospects,” Dr. Talawar said.
He urged students, research scholars and therapists to use the portal
AIISH Director Vijayalakshmi Basavaraj said the portal was conceived
two years ago and could be accessed free of cost.
Shortly, the National Medical Library in New Delhi could be accessed
through the portal as its approval was awaited. “Once it is done, over
1,532 journals can be accessed from our portal,” she said.
Ajish Abraham, head of the Department of Electronics, AIISH, gave an
overview of the portal and its benefits. He said the availability of
online search allowed users to locate relevant information quickly and
reliably, thus enhancing success in their research endeavours.
Asha Yathiraj of the library committee of AIISH was present.
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