05-OCT-2019: Dr Ashok Seth announces 'International Fellowship Award for Advanced Training'
Aligarh, October 5: One of the top intervention cardiologists of India, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) alumnus and Padma Bhushan, Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has announced an 'International Fellowship Award for Advanced Training' for training and observership at any International Centre for JNMC clinical faculty members below the age of 45.
He announced the Fellowship Award, while attending the inaugural function of the Cardiology CME organised by the Centre of Cardiology, JNMC as a Guest of Honour. This Fellowship is instituted to the memory of Prof B R Shukla, a noted Ophthalmologist, who served as an officiating Vice Chancellor of AMU.
"I get nostalgic on recalling my student life during conversations with family members. I keep telling them that days in AMU were more than just an education for me and that I should give back to my alma mater from which I have gained so much," said Dr Seth.
He added that it was during these conversations that we decided to start this Fellowship programme in JNMC intended to create a pool of talented health care personnel by facilitating advanced training and exposure to the latest advancements in knowledge through interaction with experts in best medical centres of the Western countries.
"The award was initiated by me and my wife, Dr Poonam Seth, an alumna of JNMC as a joint proposal, since both of us keep thinking what to do for our alma mater regularly. This Fellowship is in memory of my father-in-law, Prof B R Shukla, who was JNMC Principal, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and the longest serving Director and Head of the Institute of ophthalmology at JNMC," said Dr Seth.
He said that Fellowship programme will be of one-month duration and it will cover all the expenses including travelling allowances.
Dr Seth, who was also instrumental in bringing the Cath Lab to JNMC said, "I cannot explain my happiness to see the Cath Lab performance. It is unbelievable achievement to reach national standards in just three years by successfully performing complex procedures."
The Chief Guest, AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor said that the University stands proud of Dr Seth's achievements.
"Dr Seth is always learning and keeping himself abreast with the latest advancements in cardiology, which makes him one of the most renowned cardiologists in the Country," said the Vice Chancellor.
There is an unfinished agenda of the Centre of Cardiology, said Prof Mansoor adding, "We hope to soon start the DM Cardiology course and we expect Dr Seth's help in it."
Prof Mansoor added that Dr Seth and his wife, Dr Poonam Seth have earlier contributed Rs 30 lakhs for two smart-class rooms in JNMC.
He pointed out that JNMC has excellent infrastructure and a good strength of faculty members required to run a DM Cardiology course.
Speaking on the CME programme, the Vice Chancellor said that it will throw light on new drugs, ways to integrate technology and updates in surgical procedures.
AMU Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof Akhtar Haseeb, who was also present as the Guest of Honour remarked, "It is hoped that the CME programme will increase medical knowledge and skills, and update doctors on new methods and procedures for their professional development."
Prof S C Sharma, Dean, Faculty of Medicine emphasised that CME is aimed to keep doctors aware of the latest in the field and help them understand how best to use the latest technology for effectively completing complicated surgeries.
"If we review the performance of the Cath Lab and the Centre of Cardiology, we are more than satisfied and looking forward to learn new things and make important additions," said Prof Asif Hasan, Organising Secretary of the CME.
Prof M U Rabbani, Organising Chairman of the CME added that complex procedures are been performed successfully on a routine basis since the inauguration of the Cath Lab.
Dr Salman Shah conducted the programme.
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Related PicturesDr Ashok Seth addressing the Cardiology CME at JNMC
Prof Asif Hasan presenting memento to Dr Ashok Seth
Prof Mohd Ahmad ex director of Cardiology Centre being felicitated by VC Prof Tariq Mansoor and Dr Ashok Seth
Prof MU Rabbani and Prof SC Sharma presenting memento to AMU VC Prof Tariq Mansoor