30-APR-2015: The Department of Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), AMU conducted a 'Health-cum-Continuing Medical Education (CME) Camp on Thalassemia.' During the event, patients were consulted free and eminent medical faculties delivered lectures.
Professor V P Choudhary, former Head Department of Hematology, AIIMS, New Delhi; Prof Jagdish Chandra, Head Department of Pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi; Dr J S Arora, General Secretary, National Thalassemia Welfare Society, New Delhi and Dr Rayaz Ahmed, Consultant, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer and Research Centre, New Delhi were invited to deliver lectures at the camp.
JNMC academicians, Dr Kafil Akhtar, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Dr Zeeba Zaka-ur-Rab, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics also delivered their talks.
The event started with the CME, in which various topics on Thalassemia diagnosis and care were discusses. It was followed by a free Health Camp in the Pediatrics Ward where patients of Thalassemia were examined by the faculty from Delhi.
Prof Tabassum Shahab, Head Department of Pediatrics and Organizing Chairman of the CME delivered his welcome address at the Valedictory function, which was presided over by Prof Tariq Mansoor, Principal and CMS JNMC as the Chief Guest.
Dr J S Arora, General Secretary, National Thalassemia Welfare Society, New Delhi highlighted the need for spreading Thalassemia awareness amongst the masses, and setting up a Thalassemia Day Care Unit in the institution. He also expressed his willingness to work closely with faculty from JNMC for the betterment of Thalassemia care services.
Prof Tariq Mansoor appreciated the efforts of Department of Pediatrics in patient care and assured the organizers of all the help and support in establishing such a Thalassemia Day Care Unit in the Department.
Dr Zeeba Zaka-ur-Rab, Organizing Secretary of the event delivered the vote of thanks. The Joint Organizing Secretary Dr Ayesha Ahmad, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, conducted the programme.
More than hundred delegates who included faculty members as well as residents from various departments of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmal Khan Tibiya College and Private Practitioners from all over Aligarh attended the event.