SRINAGAR, MAY 10: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has stressed on collective and collaborative efforts by researchers and medical practitioners to address the growing tendency of spread of non communicable diseases (NCD) in the society.
Addressing the 2nd J&K Medical Congress and Ist Annual Conference of Metabolic Syndrome, Pre diabetes, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (MPPCOS) Society here today, the Chief Minister said due to changes in lifestyle over the years, the non communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac ailments, cancers etc. have shown an increasing trend and it needs the collective efforts by medical scientists, practicing doctors and medicos to look at the causes, remedies and possible preventive measures.
The Chief Minister welcomed the delegates from outside the State and abroad and hoped that they would go back to their places as the ambassadors of Kashmir.
In his address, Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat hoped the recommendations from the conference would be very useful in tackling the rising trend of non communicable diseases in the society. He complimented SKIMS for having come up as a top notch medical research centre in the State and hoped it would soon attain parity with the best institutes in the country.
Minister of State for Health & Medical Education, Asiea Naqash in her address, stressed on undertaking substantive research to know the preventive measures to be taken to arrest the growing trend of non communicable diseases in the society.
Director General, ICMR, Dr. Soumaya Swaminathan; Director, AIIMS, Prof. Prof. Randeep Guleria and Director, SKIMS, Prof. Ahangar and Dr Ashraf, Professor of Endocrinology at SKIMS, who is also the Convener of the Conference, also addressed the session.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister released a souvenir of the conference and launched the website of MPPCOS Society. She also felicitated renowned medical researchers Prof. Robert Rosenfield, Prof. Ghulam Jeelani Mufti, Prof. M. S. Khuru and Prof. Randeep Guleria for their outstanding contribution to their fields.
About 1000 delegates from within and outside the State and abroad are attending the conference in which around 10 international experts would be delivering lectures on various issues.