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GNRC Hospitals conducts CME on Pancreatitis to enhance quality healthcare for the condition

Assam burdened with increased incidence of Pancreatitis; 100 specialist doctors aspiring to enhance healthcare participated in the CME and the topics discussed at the event were:

  • An overview on childhood pancreatitis by Dr. Manoj Saha, Paediatric Surgeon, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH)
  • Aetiopathogenesis of acute pancreatitis by Dr. Rupjyoti Talukdar, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad
  • Surgical management of acute necrotizing pancreatitis by Dr. (Prof.) Manoj Kumar Choudhuri, President-ASA
  • Surgical management of chronic pancreatitis by Dr. NoorTopnoh from North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS)


Guwahati, July 16, 2016: Pancreatitis as a medical condition is assuming epidemic proportions in Assam and North East India due to adoption of sedentary lifestyle, consumption of alcohol, obesity and urbanisation. Other causes include infections, trauma and metabolic disorders. Continuing its track record of conducting knowledge-enriching Continuing Medical Education (CME) programmes, GNRC Hospitals organized a CME on Pancreatitis at GNRC Dispur today. Speaking on that occasion, Dr. Nipanka Goswami GNRC senior general surgeon, “Pancreatitis is a disease in which the pancreas becomes inflamed. Pancreatic damage happens when the digestive enzymes are activated before they are released into the small intestine and begin attacking the pancreas. There are two forms of pancreatitis – acute and chronic”.

100 doctors aspiring to enhance their knowledge about pancreatitis attended the event. The event was graced by Dr. Manoj Saha, Paediatric Surgeon, GMCH; Dr. Rupjyoti Talukdar, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad; Dr. (Prof.) Manoj Kumar Choudhuri, President-ASA; Dr. NoorTopnoh from NEIGRIHMS. The other notable doctors present on the stage, who moderated the discussion with the audience, were Dr. Gokul Bora, Dr. Rup Narayan Goswami, Dr. Sangeet Dutta, Dr. Anjan Saikia, Dr. R.N.Mazumder, Dr. N.N Das, Dr. Deepak Sharma and Dr. Utpal Ranjan Das.  The CME equipped the participants to enhance their knowledge about childhood pancreatitis, aetiopathogenesis of acute pancreatitis, surgical management of acute necrotizing pancreatitis and surgical management of chronic pancreatitis.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Nomal Chandra Borah, Chairman cum Managing Director, GNRC, said, “On behalf of all the participants in the event, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the speakers and chairpersons. There has been a rapid growth of pancreatitis in North East India. This CME would help us provide quality healthcare for multitude of acute and chronic pancreatitis cases. As a medical professional,  we  need  continuous information about the recent developments in the field of medical science, not only to educate ourselves but also to keep abreast of the  latest  trends  which ultimately translates into better patient care in the long run.”

Dr. Borah emphasized the importance of addressing the growing burden of non-communicable diseases such as pancreatitis and other health conditions. “As conscionable members of society, we at GNRC organise number of such CME programmes through the year. The main objective of these is to educate and update our professional colleagues about the recent advancements in the medical field – to progress in the direction of our guiding principle – ‘Health for All and Smiles for All,” he concluded.

About GNRC Hospitals

GNRC was founded by Dr. Nomal Chandra Borah in 1985. It is the first super specialty healthcare centre in North East India and presently operates three hospitals offering over 500 beds. The British Standard Institute, London, has accredited the organization as ISO 14001:2008 compliant. GNRC Medical was chosen by the World Bank Group (WBG), through its India Development Marketplace (IDM) initiative, to receive a grant of US$150,000. GNRC Hospitals has also signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore General Hospital to facilitate productive exchange of information, knowledge and skill of the doctors, nurses, therapists and other ancillary services of the Hospital.

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Mrinal Ali Hazarika

Asst. Manager- PR, Marketing

GNRC Hospitals


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