JAMMU: Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat today inaugurated National Level Cancer Conference organised by LBN Radiations of Hope under Aegis of North Zone Association of Radiation Oncologists of India.
The conference was supported by Maharishi Dayanand Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Department of Biotechnology Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and J & K Dharmarth Trust.
Addressing the delegates, Bali Bhagat highlighted the importance of such type of conferences and lauded the initiative. He stressed upon the doctors to work for the cause of poor with dedication, devotion and praised the national faculty for sharing their experiences. The Minister also lauded the role of NGOs in supplementing Cancer Care Services. He praised the organisers for conducting such conferences regularly.
Highlighting the steps taken by the government to upgrade cancer treatment in the state, he said state government has constituted a committee to suggest measures for prevention of increasing cancer cases in the state.
During the daylong conference, the greats in Oncology like Padamshree, Dr Ashok Vaid delivered a lecture on Targeted Therapy, Dr G.K. Rath, Director BRAIRCH AIIMS & Director of prestigious upcoming National Cancer Institute delivered talk on India’s Cancer Scenario.
The conference witnessed presence of country’s top Oncologists who presented and discussed Lung Cancer Threadbare. Dr Rakesh Kapoor Add. Medical Superintendent PGI Chd & Professor of Radiotherapy gave a talk on stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy. Dr Purvish Parikh, President ICON & Dr Rajesh Vashisth, Secretary General AROI enlightened with talk on Lung Cancer Management Approach and Role of NGO’s in managing cancer respectively.
National Faculty who attended include Dr Ankur Bahl (Max Saket), Dr Manoj Gupta (IGMC Shimla), Dr Swaroopa Mitra (RGCI Delhi), Dr Neeraj Jain (Amritsar), Dr Sapna Nangia and Dr Deepanjan Panda (Apollo New Delhi ), Dr Navneet Singh(PGI Chd), Dr Amit Dhiman (DMC Ludhiana), Dr Meenu Gupta (SRHU Dehradun), Dr Kailash Mittal Itawa, Dr Shikha HaIcier, Dr Sandeep Batra , Dr Nikhil Vaid (BLK New Delhi), Dr Vaneet Gupta (HCG oncology), Dr Jaskaran Sethi (Fortis Noida), Dr Pradeep Garg (Baba Farid Univ. Faridkot), Dr Ashwani Sharma (RGCI Delhi). The Faculty from , state included GMC Jammu, GMC Srinagar, SKIMS, SMVD NSH and also took active part .
Prominent among others present were former Minister and Chief Secretary and President J&K Dharmarth trust B.R Kundal, Principal and Dean GMC JAMMU Dr. Zahid Gillani, Director Health Services Jammu Dr. B S Pathania, Director JKMSC Dr. Yashpal Sharma, Director Family Welfare Dr. Baldev Raj Sharma, DY. Director Dr. Ajay Gupta and esteemed faculty of GMC and other dignitaries. –
Later, the Minister Bali Bhagat was felicitated with Crown of Honour. A specially designed award KARK CHARAK (Remembering Father of Indian Medicine — Acharaya Charak) was conferred upon reputed national faculty. LBN slate of Honour was presented to Dr Sabhyata Gupta from Medanta Gurgaon and LBN Sword of Honour was presented to Dr Abhishek Shankar from AIIMS New Delhi. Dr Manish Pandey General Secretary NZAROI and Dr A K Rathi President NZAROI were also felicitated on the occasion.
On sidelines of CRAB-E-CON DWITIYA a pan India online essay competition was held in which three best entries were announced. Post Graduates from various institutes of North Zone took active part in poster and oral presentation.
Dr Deepak Abrol (Organising Secretary) thanked all the National Faculty for enlightening the conference and delegates for attending in huge numbers and making the conference a success.