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?Make available tools to facilitate research?

india Updated: Feb 16, 2007 23:41 IST
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EMPHASISING THAT medical education depends on continuous development, director (Medical Education) Dr V K Saini on Friday said, “We should make available means and tools to facilitate research, which in turn would be helpful in taking us ahead. “We have the brains but we have not developed a system wherein our people can devote time for research.

These very persons shine when they go outside the country where they find conducive atmosphere for research,” Dr Saini said adding, “Building of database and gaining of knowledge should be stressed on as yesterday’s truth becomes relative today.”

He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the three-day 24th annual conference (MPASICON) of the Madhya Pradesh chapter of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI) jointly organised by the Shri Aurobindo Medical College and Hospital on the City outskirts.

Praising the facility of live demonstration of surgery via tele-conference from AIIMS, New Delhi, to the participants at the conference, Dr Saini said, “We have to update ourselves continuously to attract patients from abroad. Medical tourism has great future and metros have already started cashing on it. Not just ourselves but we also have to upgrade the equipment for it.”  “Such facilities (live demonstration via tele-conference) give an opportunity to absorb latest knowledge without actually going to the conference venue which can be costly and time consuming,” he said lauding that a private medical college has come forward in this direction.

Earlier, Aurobindo Group chairman Dr Vinod Bhandari, in his welcome address, had highlighted the group’s efforts to take latest knowledge to remote areas with the help of modern techniques.

The modern methods of surgery shown during live demonstrations during the three-day conference are being beamed live to the district hospitals in remote areas of the State via teleconferencing.

Over 300 surgeons from across the State are participating for the conference, which would have guest lectures on important topics by prominent surgeons at the national-level.

Soon after the inaugural session, Dr A K Hemal demonstrated a live robotic surgery on prostrate gland. Participating surgeons interacted in the session and asked questions.  Big screens were put up at many places at the venue for the benefit of not just the participants but also that of PG students among others in the hospital.

Chairman of the Madhya Pradesh unit of ASI, Dr L P Verma graced the inaugural programme that was conducted by Dr Rajesh Sharma.

In the scientific session after the inaugural ceremony and the surgery demonstration, Dr Mukesh Modh from the City spoke on ‘Vascular Surgery’.  Dr S Varshney from Bhopal spoke on ‘Critical Issues in Intra-Abdominal Infections’ while Dr Deepak Saxena from Katni presented his thoughts on ‘Laparoscopic Surgery in Rural Setup’.

Others who spoke during the first day sessions were Dr Julka from the Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, on Carcinoma Prostrate, Dr C P Kothari of Indore on Laparascopic Hermioplasty and Dr Prakash Chhajlani of Indore on Improving Medical Practice.

Dean Dr (Mrs) S Bose and SAIMS general secretary Dr Manjushree Bhandari inaugurated the scientific exhibition of latest surgical and other products put up at the venue.

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