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Over 400 neurosurgeons meet in Delhi on Feb 15

Neurosurgeons from across the world will gather to discuss latest technological advancement made in the field.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2007 12:30 IST

Over 400 neurosurgeons from across the world will gather in the Capital next month to discuss latest technological advancement made in the field.

A number of internationally renowned neurosurgeons will attend the fourth conference of SARRC Countries Neurosurgeons Society beginning February 15. Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat will inaugurate the conference.

"Over 400 neurosurgeons will be attending the three day conference. There will be more specialists from the South Asian countries, but an impressive number of internationally known surgeons will also be attending the conference," said VS Mehta, the organising chairman of the conference.

Mehta, also the president of Neurological Society of India, said they would be discussing the latest technological advancements made in the world on neurology and how it is being applied in various countries.

"We will discuss what are the problems being faced by the neurosurgeons in SARRC countries and try to address them," he said.

"Though there are only 1,200 neurosurgeons in the country, but as far as technologies are concerned we are at par with the western countries," Mehta said.

He said there are some states where there are no surgeons even. "Most of the neuro experts are based in the metros, which makes it difficult for a person living in a remote area to get treatment," he said.

Mehta said on February 14 and 15, live neuro surgeries will be performed at AIIMS, Max Healthcare and National Brain Research Center.

The earlier conferences were held in Nepal, Bangaladesh and Pakistan

First Published: Jan 30, 2007 12:30 IST