The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University organised a five day course on "Eclampsia: Solving the Puzzle and Ending Eclampsia" under MHRD-GIAN project, a Government of India initiative for higher education. Eclampsia is a leading cause of maternal deaths in India.
Presiding over the Inaugural function, the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Tabassum Shahab shared his experience as Paediatrician in dealing with babies born to mothers with eclampsia.
Dr. Sarosh Rana, Professor and Head Fetal Medicine, University of Chicago and an expert on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy was invited as International faculty. The keynote address was given by Dr Jaideep Malhotra, President Elect, Federation of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of India and Adjunct Faculty, AMU. Prof. Vinita Das, Head of Department of OBG and Professor Anjoo Agarwal from King George's Medical University, Lucknow and Dr M Tariq Ali, renowned critical intensivist and Director Critical Care, Medanta Institute of Critical Care, Gurgaon shared outcome of such critical patients in their hospitals.
GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks) is Government of India initiative launched in 2015 for higher education which sponsors eminent international faculty for a 1-2 week stay at any center of higher education and benefits students of the host institution. She thanked the Honourable Vice Chancellor for approving GIAN Project for her Department.
Prof. Tamkin Khan Coordinator of the course informed that Scientific programme included a training session for Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA workers), ANMs and paramedical staff working at primary and community health centres to recognise preeclampsia-eclampsia and transfer and referral of a convulsing woman.
This was the first GIAN course organised at J.N.Medical College. Dr M J Warsi, local GIAN Cordinator congratulated the organisers that the highest number of delegates had registered for the course from the Faculties of Medicine, Unani Medicine, Department of Social Work and private practitioners.
Prof. Hameeda Tariq, Mrs.Vice Chancellor, a renowned Paediatrician was the Chief Guest for the valedictory function. In her inspirational valedictory address she stressed the need for hard work and devotion in patient care. She also discussed the ongoing developments in our institution.
The programme was conducted by the course cocordinator, Dr. Dalia Rafat from the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Large number of faculty members, postgraduate students, practitioners and primary health workers attended the programme.