19-MAR-2016: Dr. Parveen Abbasi, Chairperson, Department of Botany, St. Andrew's College, Gorakhpur, who has emerged victorious after defeating deadly Cancer disease, has constituted Abul Fazal Moulvi Ehsanullah Abbasi Award for Cancer Research at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, in memory of her husband's great grandfather. The launching ceremony of this award, presided over by the AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah, was held yesterday at the JN Medical College Auditorium.
Presenting a keynote address, Dr. Lalit Kumar, Head, Department of Medical Oncology, IRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi said that cancer in first stage can be treated in patients of even 60 years of age or more. He said that the medical science has developed new medicines and equipments to counter Cancer successfully.
Dr. Kumar said that physicians and cancer specialists working in the AIIMS come from state Medical Colleges and give their best owing to the work culture of the AIIMS. He confirmed that the government also provides it with the highest funding.
In his presidential address, Lt. Gen. Shah said that research is the life blood of an educational institution and JNMC doctors are providing quality medical services to patients hailing from the western part of Uttar Pradesh. He said that Nanotechnology has great promises in medical sector, especially in cancer treatment, and AMU is all set to play a leading role in this field.
Lt. Gen. Shah said that Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil of Dubai has assured to provide modern machines for the cancer treatment. He also thanked Dr. Parveen Abbasi for her donation for cancer research in JNMC. He also pointed out that media persons can do a lot in creating mass awareness against cancer.
Pro-Vice Chancellor Brigadier S. Ahmad Ali said that society has to work in a concerted manner to check the spread of cancer as it has become one of the biggest reasons for death. Terming it an exemplary initiative, he appreciated Abbasi family's commitment towards promoting cancer research.
Dr. Parveen Abbasi said that she had personally experienced the life threat from cancer and she owed all thanks to Dr. Lalit who helped her get rid of this horrible disease. She said that her husband's great grandfather, Moulvi Ehsanullah Abbasi, a distinguished scholar, was an alumnus of this University and his nine scholarly books were preserved in Maulana Azad Library.
Prof. Jamal Ahmad, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Tariq Mansoor, Principal and CMS, JNMC and Prof. Shahid Siddiqui, Chairman, Department of Radiotherapy also expressed their views on this occasion.
Prof. Anis Ismail, DSW proposed a vote of thanks while Dr. Faeza Abbasi conducted the programme.