| Ratneshwar Lal at the session on Monday. Picture by Ranjeet Kumar Dey |
Ratneshwar Lal, who teaches mechanical and aerospace engineering at UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering, California, on Monday stressed the use of nano-technology to improve rural healthcare in India.
“Nano technology might not help in improving the mortality rate, but it will certainly assist doctors in better screening of tuberculosis, malaria and HIV. All that doctors should focus on is to ensure proper drug delivery and treatment,” he said.
Lal was in the city to address an interactive session at Aryabhatt Knowledge University. Experts from fields of medicine, agriculture, telecommunication and energy attended the event.
Aryabhatt Knowledge University has already planned to start postgraduate and research study on nano-science and nano-technology. “We have also planned a nano-technology centre and it is in the process of construction. The focus is to carry out research in frontier thrust areas of nano-technology like biomedical science, nano-biotechnology, agriculture and food technology and energy and environment,” said Anal Kant Jha, the establishment-cum-scientific officer of the institute.