SKIMS hosts conference on Paediatric surgery
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Srinagar, June 26 : Minister for Medical Education, RS Chib on Saturday inaugurated a 2-day Mid-Term Conference on Paediatric Surgery, organized by Department of Paediatric Surgery SKIMS in collaboration with Indian Association of Paediatric Surgery (North-West Zone).
The Minister of State for Medical Education, Javed Ahmad Dar was also present on the occasion.
Appreciating the Department of Paediatric Surgery of SKIMS Soura, for organizing the conference Chib said that this is the first-ever conference organized by Paediatric Surgery Department, SKIMS, “exclusively focused on the problems of the children.”
Speaking about aim of the conference, Chib said the purpose behind this conference is to provide a platform for young and budding surgeons to interact with leading surgeons of National and International fame.
Referring to start of M.Ch course in speciality of Paediatric Surgery in the future and establishment of an advanced Paediatric Centre by SKIMS, Chib said that this Centre will cater to the needs of our young patients under one roof.
Addressing the conference, Minister of State for Medical Education, Javed Ahmad Dar said the field of Paediatric surgery requires core competencies and a tender heart, wherein most of the infants are born with complicacies in heart, gastro-intestinal system.
Dar said that SKIMS is on the “global map and our trainees are easily accommodated overseas because of their excellent technical skills and efficiency.”
However, there is dire need to expand and develop many more sub-specialty areas like Paediatric Neurosurgery, Paediatric Hepatobiliary, Paediatric robotic surgery and so on. This will enable our post-graduate and fellows to keep pace with the best in the world.
The conference was also addressed by Director SKIMS, Dr. AH Zargar, Prof K L M Rao, Prof Kulwant Singh, Prof. M Ashraf Darzi and Dr AH Shera, the organizing secretary of the conference.
The delegates appreciated Dr Shera for having succeeded in getting the first of its kind conference held in Srinagar.
Dr Shera said the event was historic as no such exclusive conference on the topic was ever held in the Valley and attended by a galaxy of delegates from across the country.
Besides, the function was attended by many from the medical fraternity which include and Dr Nissar Bhat Consultant, Prof MS Khuru, Prof GQ Alaqaband, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din, Dr. Khursheed, Dr. Shagufta Qazi, Prof. Mushtaq Ahmad and Dr. Asif Mehraj.
Dr Nissar Bhat said the conferences would help in the sharing of expertise among the delegates.
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