SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) held a condolence meeting at Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar to mourn the demise of Dr Girija Dhar, former Principal GMC, who breathed her last on Friday at her Boulevard residence after a prolonged illness.
Paying rich tributes to the deceased, DAK members prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family.
Saddened over the death, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said, “It is a great loss to the medical fraternity and her death has resulted in a great void in the field of medicine.”
“A medical luminary, Dr Girija Dhar graduated from King George Medical College, Lucknow and after completing her DRCOG and FRCS from United Kingdom joined GMC and became head of the department of obstetrics and gynecology. She established Lal Ded hospital in Srinagar and was instrumental in shaping the maternity services in Kashmir valley,” Dr Nisar said.
“She became Principal GMC at a very difficult time, but despite all odds she promoted teaching and raised the level of medical education to the highest standards. It was because of her that medical services became more specialised and differentiated. She used her personal influence to get post-graduation in many specialties recognised by MCI,” he said.
DAK president said Dr Girija was a compassionate and empathetic doctor and had attained great respect from her patients. “More than a doctor and teacher, she was a guide and motherly figure because of which she was very popular among her employees,” he said.