IMPHAL, July 11 - A State level function was held at Indian Medical Association Hall here on Thursday in observance of World Population Day. The Day seeks to raise awareness of global population issues.
Director Dr K Rajo Singh of Health Services, Manipur, Joint Secretary Rang Peter of Health and Family Welfare, Additional Director Health Dr Sasheekumar Mangang, Additional Director Dr Salamatullah of Family Welfare also present during the observation.
Speaking on the occasion, Manipur Health and Family Welfare Minister L Jayantakumar Singh said that a scientific approach towards fast increasing population in the country is the need of the hour.
Stating that scarcity of land due to the ever-increasing population has become a contemporary challenge of the world, he said the concept of population explosion is no longer a new social phenomenon.
He informed that Health, Education and Social Welfare departments have tied up to propagate awareness about the population problem. The Minister also appealed the people to exchange and share their ideas and views to find a solution to the menace of population growth.
Doctors, nurses, nursing students, health staff, staff from National Health Mission and Family Welfare department and others also attended the observation.
According to the United Nations World Population Prospects 2019 report, world’s population is projected to increase by two billion people, from 7.7 billion now to 9.7 billion in 2050 and India is expected to overtake China to become the world’s most populous country in 2027.