Over 300 delegates attended the advanced endo-urology workshop at Government Medical College Srinagar on Friday.
On the occasion, eminent surgeons and subject experts spoke on various topics under the theme.
A jam packed audience of urologists, surgeons, students and faculty witnessed the live relay from the operation theatres of SMHS Hospital where the invited operating faculty from Delhi Dr S K Pal demonstrated a case of Percutanaeous Nephrostolithitripsy( PCNL). The demonstration was part of the many sessions that illumibated the work done and the way forward in the field of endo-urology.
The workshop was inaugurated by Dr Pawan Kotwal, principal secretary to government health and medical education department. Prof Mahmooda Khan ex head of department surgery at GMC Srinagar was the guest of honour. Among those who spoke on the occasion were Prof Mufti Mahmood, organising secretary , Prof Showkat Jeelani head department of surgery, Prof Samia Rashid Principal/Dean GMC Srinagar, Prof Mahmooda Khan, Dr Tanveer Iqbal joint secretary and Dr Zaffar Khanday treasurer.
Three lectures by eminent faculty in the field were delivered. The first lecture was delivered by Dr Anshumaan Kapoor from Chandigarh on "RIRS". This was followed by a lecture by Dr Gulzar Mufti on "cutting for stones". The third lecture was by Dr SK Pal from Delhi who talked about "management of difficult situations in PNCL".
Prof Mufti Mahmood shared the quality of advanced endourological work done by his specialty unit under the ambient of general surgery department. He proposed the establishment of a multispecialty robotic centre at Kashmir Nursing Home, a subsidiary hospital of the medical college located on Gupkar Road.
Prof Samia Rashid appreciated the creative attitude of the organising secy and lauded the efforts of the organising committee for successfully conducting the workshop despite the hardships faced by them due to the ongoing strike of junior doctors. The chief guest ,Dr Pawan Kotwal appreciated the quality of work done by the urological fraternity of GMC Srinagar and advised the striking junior doctors not to make the people suffer and realize that the cost of their training and education was borne by the general public. He felicitated the invited operating faculty with momentos. The function ended with vote of thanks by Dr Zaffar Khanday .