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AMRI Women and Children Hospital brings a new dimension of knowledge for the well being of women in Kolkata.

kolkata Updated: Sep 28, 2011 16:15 IST

AMRI Women and Children Hospital brings a new dimension of knowledge for the well being of women in Kolkata.

Can you imagine a world without women? Representing half the human race on earth are women. From being a daughter to a wife to a mother – she is perfect in every role. Hence, it is our duty to preserve the beautiful ‘She’.

In an attempt at addressing health issues of women, The AMRI Women and Children Hospital – the first super-specialty hospital dedicated to women and children healthcare in Eastern India hosted an intriguing and comprehensive three-day seminar for women obstetrics and gynecological welfare – ‘An update on women well being’. The session comprised insightful discussions on significant topics related to gynecology, moderated and conducted by distinguished doctors from international, national and local spheres. It was an enriching experience for the medical fraternity who were part of the event to garner knowledge on the specialized subject. Prof Philip Stubblefield - MD and Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the Boston University School of Medicine delivered a special lecture on ways of reducing maternal death with a global perspective which was the key highlight for the day.

The seminar witnessed an insightful session conducted by Prof Philip Stubblefield’s - MD and Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the Boston University School of Medicine on ways of reducing maternal death with a global perspective. The topic was extremely relevant when at the International Conference on Population and Development held in 1994 it was recommended that maternal mortality should be reduced by at least 50 per cent of the 1990’s levels by the year 2000, and further one half by 2015. The discussion emphasized on various issues crucial to any family before they plan a baby and the challenge of reducing maternal mortality which is increasingly being addressed by area-based efforts to improve access to care of obstetric emergencies. Improving coverage and quality of skilled attendance at birth is also being emphasized. Post-abortion care, better reproductive health services for adolescents, and improved family planning care were the other issues that were highlighted through this lecture. Prof. Stubblefield also enlightened the audience on various initiatives taken by the governments to reduce maternal death globally.

D.N Agarwal - Executive Director, AMRI Hospitals stated on the occasion “D.N Agarwal - Executive Director, AMRI Hospitals stated on the occasion “It is indeed a privilege for AMRI hospitals to organize such a knowledge based seminar on women well being. Women are an integral part of our society and through this initiative we can make a significant contribution to their wellbeing. I am very happy and thankful to the entire medical fraternity who has rendered their participation for this occasion.”

The session was followed by an extensive discussion on interesting topics like Managing Infertile Couples, Evidence Based Management of Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Infertility and Tuberculosis, Life Style Management in Male Infertility, importance of Open Surgery over Minimal Access Surgery in Gynaecology and much more. Each of the topics focused on differentiating myths and real facts along with symptoms to identity health problems at the initial stages and its significance in increasing probability of cure. The experts also shared tips to take necessary actions to control the spread of the women oriented diseases. It also focused on an enriching lecture (Via live Video) on Fetal Therapy – Myth or Reality and a panel discussion on fetal medicine moderated by Dr Pradip Goswami. The panelists included Prof Kypros Nicoloides (Via live Video), Dr S Suresh, Dr Dipika Deka, Dr Shanthi Sairam and Dr Kushagridhi Ghosh.

Apart from the conference the day’s event also included, a small cultural program with live performance by Francis Lepcha and Kolkata-based music band ‘Nesha’ to offer a taste of Indian culture in general and Bengali tradition in specific.

The second day of the medical conference hosted an intriguing celebrity talk show named “Building A Total Care Wellness Model for Women Wellbeing”, to be attended by Ms. Rituparna Sengupta - renowned Tollywood actress, Ms. Rita Bhimani – a communications professional, and Ms. Agnimitra Paul – an eminent fashion designer with Dr. B. D. Mukherjee as the moderator.

On Friday, Workshops were conducted at the Women and Children Hospital on the following subjects: Fetal Medicine, Laparoscopic/Endoscopic Surgery, Assisted Reproduction and Urogynaecology. Each of these events was a major success and was attended by doctors from the field.

First Published: Sep 28, 2011 16:14 IST