|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, June 12: First ever one day CME regarding Palliative and Supportive Care was successfully conducted here today at Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar.
Dr Sushma Bhatnagar, Professor Head, Onco-anaesthasia and Palliative Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr Cynithia Goh, Chair, Asia Pacific Hospice, Palliative Care Network, Sr. Consultant, Division of Palliative Medicine, National Cancer Center, Singapore shared their valuable experiences and foresight into the much neglected area of Medical Science. Furthermore, galaxy of other dignitaries were also present on the occasion which included Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice Chancellor, Jammu University, Ramesh Kumar, District Development Commissioner, Jammu, Dr Sunanda Raina, Principal Medical College, Jammu, Dr Shashi Soodan, Principal Medical College, Kathua, Dr Pawan Malhotra, Principal ASCOMS, Dy. Director, Schemes, Jammu, HODs from Medical College and Jammu University, CMOs and Medical Superintendent from different districts. Inaugural welcome address was given by Dr Chander Parkash, Medical Superintendent, Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu who stressed on the need of the hour by establishing Palliative care Units in every District Hospital. Dr Rohit Lahori, who is the Incharge of first ever established Palliative care center in the State, gave detailed presentation regarding the subject and also alarmed the stakeholders about the increasing trend of terminally ill patients, who are in need of Palliative care.
A detailed presentation was also given by both the Guest Resource Persons. Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar in her presentation, laid emphasis on importance of Palliative care, as there is an increase trend of Non-communicable diseases, especially in the Asian countries.