30-OCT-2018: Extension lecture of Dr Ashok Seth held
ALIGARH October 30: Noted cardiologist and Chairman, Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, Padmashri Dr Ashok Seth said that the fast changing lifestyle and growing environmental concerns have increased coronary artery diseases and if the situation is not improved then 50 percent of Indian population will fall sick to cardiac ailments in the next 20 years. "The increased level of Nitric Oxide in the air is damaging coronary arteries and despite serious efforts by the government to check smoking, people are getting affected by other pollutants that need attention of the common people", he added.
Delivering an extension lecture on "Recent Advances in Cardiology" at the Centre of Cardiology, J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Dr Seth said that despite growing coronary artery problems, medical science has come up with better technological remedies to provide long term treatment to heart patients. Even the replacement of valves in old age patients can be carried out without operation and with the help of local anaesthesia. He said that the nanotechnology has further facilitated treatment of cardiology problems with utmost ease.
An alumnus of the Aligarh Muslim University, Dr Ashok Seth said that he owed all his success to this institution and he will always be available for any service to this historical institution. He also appreciated the performance of the Cath Lab in J N Medical College in providing quality medical services to the heart patients of this area. He hoped that soon the valve replacement facility will be made available in J N Medical College also.
In his presidential remarks, Professor Tariq Mansoor, Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University said that it was all because of Dr Seth's efforts and help that a Cath Lab could be established in the JN Medical College. He said it is a matter of pride for this college that Dr Seth has accepted to remain associated with it as an adjunct faculty.
Appreciating the services of the Cath Lab, Professor Mansoor said that efforts were on to start DM course in Cardiology, which will facilitate better services to heart patients. He urged the doctors to remain updated in their respective fields
Welcoming the guests, Professor Asif Hasan, Director, Centre of Cardiology, AMU said that about 1700 intervention cases have been performed here within a short 22-months period of the establishment of the cath Lab. He said that the JNMC Cath Lab has found a place on the map of reputed cath labs in the country and the patients in a large part of Uttar Pradesh need not to go to Delhi or other metropolitan centres. He appreciated the services of his colleagues including Prof M U Rabbani, Dr Mali M Azharuddin and Dr Rafi Anwar and thanked them for their support.
Organizing Secretary, Dr Malik M Azharuddin proposed a vote of thanks while Dr Shad Abqari conducted the programme.
Prof S C Sharma, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Principal, JNMC and other faculty members were present on the occasion.
Dr Ashok Seth also operated complex coronary cases at JNMC with the help of Prof Asif Hasan, Prof MU Rabbani, Dr Malik M Azharuddin and Dr Rafi Anwar.
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Related PicturesProf Ashok Seth delivering the lecture at JNMC
Dr Ashok Seth with Prof Asif Hasan and Prof MU Rabbani at the Cath Lab