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MPASICON ends with live demo of surgery

india Updated: Feb 19, 2007 00:18 IST

A SYMPOSIUM on breast cancer was conducted on the concluding day of the MPASICON 2007 on Sunday. This was followed by a live demonstration of breast cancer surgery at SAIMS by Dr Rajendra Badwe from Tata Memorial Hospital (Mumbai).

Meanwhile, the Indore team of surgeons won the Dr D N S Choudhary trophy during the surgical quiz, a release said here. Dr L S Acharya trophy for rural surgery was presented to Dr Y S Raghuvanshi from Guna while Dr V K Agrawal trophy for best work in experimental surgery was awarded to Dr N Mittal from Jabalpur.

Thanking all concerned on the conclusion, chairman of the group Dr Vinod Bhandari assured the Aurobindo group would not hesitate in developing, adopting and establishing the latest technologies, procedures and equipments to reach to the masses as well as those medical professionals working in small towns and rural areas.

On Saturday while formally inaugurating the 24th annual conference PWD minister Kailash Vijayvergiya appealed to the physicians and surgeons to make their services available for the needy to bridge the gap of medical care affordability between the rich and poor.

“The physicians should encourage the trend to treat poor patients at a very nominal rate to bridge this gap,” Vijayvergiya said. He asked the medical fraternity, particularly the surgeons, to reach out to the rural masses and bring down the difference in medical services available in ‘India’ and ‘Bharat’.

He asked the surgeons to submit a comprehensive demand package for implementing a plan to reach the rural areas. Bhandari Group chairman Dr Vinod Bhandari said scientific developments have reduced the hospital stay in surgical patients.

Eminent surgeon and organising committee chairman Dr C P Kothari welcomed the guests while head of the department of surgery at SAIMS Prof Dr Rajiv Agrawal proposed the vote of thanks.

During the guest lecture session on Saturday, Dr M C Mishra from AIIMS, New Delhi, delivered an informative and interesting presentation on ‘Horizons of Laparascopic Surgery’ while president of the All-India Association of Surgeons, Dr P Vellu addressed the session on ‘Advancement of Surgery from Rural Perspective to Robotic Era’.

Dr S K Mathur from Mumbai spoke on ‘Journey of Surgeons Through Various Developmental Stages’. Talented, energetic and young surgeons presented numerous papers. The Sushil Jhavar Award was presented to Dr Deepti Sharma from Jabalpur for her outstanding paper.

More than 300 surgeons from across the State are participating in the conference, which started on Friday with live a demonstration of robotic surgery by Dr A K Hemal of AIIMS, New Delhi.

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