The Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura today organized a CME on ‘portal hypertension’.
Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat was chief guest on the occasion, while as the internationally recognized faculty in the field besides the faculty from SKIMS Medical College, Government Medical College Srinagar and its associated hospitals participated.
Prof Omar Javed Shah, the organizing chairman for the present function welcomed the guests and said that SKIMS has become the “ultimate hope status” for the people of the state. He also highlighted the objective of the CME.
Prof Altaf Rehman Kirmani, Dean Faculty, SKIMS in his brief address briefed about the present achievements in the academics and also spoke on the importance of the CME.
Director SKIMS Prof. A.G Ahangar spoke highly of the quality of work & volume of patients addressed in the department of Surgical GE with the contribution well taken over all around the globe. He welcomed the Minister and other dignitaries for gracing the occasion.
Dr Sadaf Ali Organizing Secretary presented vote of thanks & acknowledged the contribution of all towards to make this important CME a great success. She conveyed special thanks to Prof. S. Nandy, the pioneer of Surgical Gastroenterology in India & Prof. Ajay Kumar from Fortis Escorts New Delhi for sparing their valuable time to grace the occasion and enlightening the young doctors on the advancements in the field.
Prominent among those attended the CME included, Prof. M.S Khuroo, renowned Gastroenterologist of valley & Prof. Showkat A. Zargar & Prof. Mehraj-ud-din former Directors of SKIMS Soura, Prof. M. Afzal Wani , former Dean and Principle SKIMS Medical College, Bemina and Prof. Riyaz A. Untoo, the present Principal, SKIMS Medical College.
Speaking on the occasion, Bali Bhagat praised and acknowledged the commendable work & contribution of SKIMS, with special reference to Department of Surgical Gastroenterology. He said that It is a pride of the J&K State having such a discipline in the forefront of management of such seriously ill patients, who otherwise were destined to lose the battle of life and do not need to travel outside the state for this treatment anymore.
Bali maintained that SKIMS, being a premier institution of State not only caters the patients’ rush from valley but from all other parts of the state and extends specialized treatment to hundreds of patients. He also acknowledged the excellent work done by the Institute during the last summer turmoil wherein several people from different parts of Valley were provided specialized treatment round the clock.
Congratulating the organizers for holding such an important event, the Minister said that the young doctors will take full advantage of the opportunity and learn new advancements in the field from their seniors, especially from Prof. Nandi and Prof. Ajay Kumar, who are icon of the nation. He called for organizing such informative events on regular basis to enrich the knowledge of the doctors in their field.
Earlier, the organizers felicitated the Minister by presenting a shawl and memento.