Saving even one life is great contribution to humanity: DGP
SRINAGAR: Highlighting the need for operating an emergency ambulance service in the state like other states the Director General of Police, S P Vaid Saturday said that saving even one life is great contribution to humanity. Vaid was speaking on the inaugural function of the two day live demonstration on ENT surgeries programme titled Rhinoplasty and FESS at Police Hospital here Saturday.
During the event, Dr. Sanjeev Sachdeva, Director ENT MAX Hospital and Dr. Varinder Gatsas conducted live surgeries which were demonstrated live to the audience of doctors and paramedics.
Vaid, who was the chief guest on the inaugural session, highlighted the importance of the conference and said that police acts as an emergency department in many situations. “Because of the nature of the duties and in normal course police men and officers also face health issues. Keeping this in view we are making all efforts to provide better health care facilities to our men and women,” Vaid said.
While complementing organizers for holding the conference, Vaid hoped that in near future doctors and experts from the country and abroad will visit Kashmir to take part in such conferences.
Talking about the dial 108 Emergency Ambulance Service launched under a centrally sponsored scheme the country Vaid said that if the scheme was launched in the state “we will be able to save a number of lives in road accidents, heart attacks and other accidents”.
On the occasion, Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr Saleem-U-Rehman said that organizing such conferences was commendable as young doctors were exposed to experienced doctors of the country. While appreciating the efforts of the police hospital he said that the hospital should continue such endeavors in future. He said that emergency care has become very necessary so that precious lives in road traffic accidents and other emergency cases where very less time is available for survival of patients are saved.
Medical Superintendent, Police Hospital, Dr Bilal Raja said that the programme was the third of its kind this year which provided platform to the doctors from the hospital, city and periphery to watch very experienced and qualified doctors from other parts of country conducting surgeries and interact them live during the operation.
He thanked Dr. Sanjeev Sachdeva, Director ENT MAX Hospital and Dr. Varinder Gatsas for attending the conference and sharing their valuable experiences.
Dr. Rouf Ahmad, HoD ENT, Govt. Medical College, Srinagar who is the organizing chairman of the event said that these events were necessary for imparting practical knowledge to doctors and paramedics. He said that pooling of specialist doctors in the peripheries is very necessary which will help in providing medical services to the people from far of places near to their homes.