SKIMS to be upgraded to world class hospital
Srinagar, June 07 (Scoop News) –Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Thursday highlighted the importance of knowledge exchange particularly in healthcare discipline to address ever increasing challenges in this field.
Addressing 3-day Asian Endourology Conference (AEC) 2012 at SKICC here, the Chief Minister said that research and studies conducted globally to make medicare more appropriate and effective, the sharing of findings by the medical fraternity to benefit mankind globally is all the more necessary.
The Chief Minister said that organizing regional and international conferences on various subjects of human importance provide necessary platform to the experts and subject matter specialists to ponder upon crucial issues and exchange valuable experience and knowledge.
Omar Abdullah said that medical care field is such a discipline where learning never stops. He said that new medicines, new technology and new methods of treatment are daily born and there is need to be well informed and knowledgeable about latest discoveries. He said conferences of this nature provide opportunity to the medical professionals to learn about new trends and practice these in the hospitals.
“We do not lack in expertise, talent, faculty or infrastructure. Whatever we require is the exposure and linkage with the latest happenings in medical field in the world”, he said adding that in almost all reputed health institutions in the world we find doctors and professors from the Valley rendering their service in various capacities.
Expressing the hope that there will be a reverse brain drain enabling the State to constitute best faculties, the Chief Minister said that this would al;so contribute the efforts of the government in making SKIMS one of the leading health care institutions in the world.
Referring to the visionary concept of Late Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah to establish world class hospital at the picturesque site of Soura, the Chief Minister said that SKIMS was aimed at providing modern health facilities to the common people in the Valley who had to travel distant destinations for specialized treatment.
Omar Abdullah said that the medical tourism envisioned by Sher-i-Kashmir at that time when corporate sector in medical field in India has not even thought of it, was a right step in right direction to establish a world class medical institute which would be economically viable and of greater service to the people of the State especially to the poorer sections of the society. He said government is working to realize this vision and make SKIMS the center of health care excellance.
“New researches and experiments are going on unabated to work out methodology and introduce medicines to provide befitting treatment to the critical diseases”, he said and expressed hope that the pooling of knowledge and outcomes of experiments would enhance the expertise of doctors participating in such conferences. “This would also expand the accessibility orbit for people to get modern treatment in the State”, he said and complimented the organizers of the conference for selecting
The Conference organized by SKIMS in collaboration with Asian Society of Endurology is being participated by about 500 delegates from all the over the country and abroad including
Guest lecturers, symposia, penal discussion and laparoscopic-Endurological live surgeries by world renowned authorities will be the main feature of the 3-day Conference. The surgeries will be conducted at Sher-e-Kahmir Institute of Medical Schinces and beamed live to Conference Hall, SKICC.
The main aim of the conference is to enable the international and national faculty urology to interact and create a platform to share their clinical practice, operative skills and latest research conducted in genito-urinary sciences. It will be first meeting in
The President Asian Society of Endurology, Prof. Mahesh Desai, Director SKIMS, Prof. Showkat Ali Zargar, President Urological Society of India, Prof. Jagdesh Kulkarni, Dean SKIMS, Prof. Khurshid Iqbal, Head of the Department SKIMS, Prof. Baldev Singh, Organizing Members of the Conference, Prof. Saleem and Prof. Mufti also spoke on the occasion.
The Chief Minister also released a souvenir published by SKIMS on Asian Endurology Conference.
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