Srinagar: Senior health and medical education officials and professionals Saturday said that radiology professionals played a vital role in saving lives during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking at an event organised by the Kashmir Chapter of the Society of Indian Radiographers to celebrate the 126th World Radiology Day in Srinagar, Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar Principal, DrSamia Rashid said that from radiology technicians to senior doctors in radiology, everyone worked as a frontline worker during the pandemic.
She said that Covid-19 attacked respiratory organs and radiology imaging helped in diagnosis and overall patient care during the pandemic.
“These professionals with their skill set have been making a great contribution to the field of medicine. It is this field that has improved healthcare by helping in diagnosis. This department played an instrumental role in reducing the mortality during Covid-19,” DrSamia said.
General Secretary of the Kashmir Chapter of the Society of Indian Radiographers, Rauf Laigroo said his organisation assisted the doctors to improve the overall patient care during the pandemic.
Dr Imran Nazir Salroo gave a presentation on Intervention Radiology and DrShafiya Ashraf on Musculoskeletal MRI.
Noted radiologist, Dr Majid Jahangir said that the Department of Radiology at SMHS Hospital had made a beginning in vascular interventions.
“The demand for Interventional Radiology is growing and this is motivating many youngsters to take up this branch. IR has a greater role in patient care. Our professionals have a greater responsibility to recognise and understand the ethics and medico-legal issues related to the field,” he said.
HOD Radiology GMC Srinagar, DrSajad Ahmed Dar, Ex-HOD Radiology, SKIMS Dr Abdul Rashid also addressed the gathering.
World Radiology Day marks the anniversary of the discovery of X-rays in 1895.
The day is celebrated every year to raise awareness of radiographic imaging and therapy which has played a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.