GNRC Medical Barasat Foundation Day CME reaffirms motto: ‘Health for All, Smiles for All’

Kolkata, July 2, 2019: GNRC Hospitals, continuing the relentless pursuit of its vision to deliver ‘Health for All, Smiles for All’, organized Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on current trends in the management of Neurosurgery and Cardiology at GNRC Medical Barasat. 110 doctors, aspiring to enhance their knowledge about advance surgical intervention to treat neurological conditions, current trends in treating cardiology conditions and medical perspectives on non-communicable diseases, attended the event. The event was graced by Dr. Nomal Chandra Borah, Founder, GNRC; Chief Guest, Dr. Subrata Mondal, (Superintendent, North 24 Parganas District Hospital) and Guest of Honour, Dr. Bivu Chakraborty, (eminent physician and cardiologist of Barasat. The CME enhanced participants’ knowledge about prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of neurological and heart related conditions.

Welcoming all guests, Dr. Borah, conveyed his gratitude to the chief guest, guest of honour, speakers, chairpersons of the sessions and participants for gracing the occasion. Outlining GNRC Barasat’s contribution to society, he highlighted that since inception, the facility had treated 39000 individuals through out-patient facilities (began operations on July 2, 2018) and 1146 through in-patient facilities. He further highlighted that in accordance with GNRC Hospitals’ emphasis on creating mass awareness regarding preventive healthcare to reduce the suffering and economic burden of individuals and their families, community health workers, known as Swasthya Mitra, were presently offering guidance and support about health and care to the population residing in the areas surrounding GNRC Medical’s Barasat campus.

Reiterating GNRC’s commitment to ‘Health for All, Smiles for All’, he explained that GNRC Medical will regularly organise such Continuing Medical Education (CME) programmes as medical professionals need continuous information about the recent developments in the field of medical science, not only to educate themselves but also to keep abreast of the latest trends which translate into better patient care..

Dr. S. I. Siddique, (Consultant, Neurosurgery) addressed the participants on ‘Current trends in the management of Neurosurgery’. According to a report from World Health Organization, 6.8 million people die annually due to neurological disorders, globally. Another study from India estimates that approximately 30 million people suffer from neurological disorders including epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injuries and neuro-infections, with a higher proportion of diseases in rural area as compared to urban centers. Subsequently, India also has to face new challenges in neurosurgical care due to paradigm shift in disease burden. There is an epidemiological transition from infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, neurocysticercosis, and Japanese encephalitis to non-communicable diseases such as strokes, cerebral trauma, epilepsy, cerebrovascular diseases, and neuromuscular disorders. The nation is also a witness to noteworthy proportion of poliomyelitis, developmental disorders, birth trauma, and nutritional deficiencies, resulting in a significant risk of mortality and morbidity attributed to preventable or curable neurological disorders. Dr. Navanil Barua, Director, GNRC Dispur was the chairperson for the session.

Dr. R. N. Talapatra, (Consultant, Cardiology) addressed the participants on ‘Current trends in the management of Cardiology’. The death rate due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in India has risen by 34%, from 155.7 to 209.1 death per one lakh population between 1990-2016, according to an international study published by Elsevier in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Sedentary lifestyle to stress are among the causes for such a situation. However, evolutionary management methods of cardiology are now in the battle, to win the war of gifting health. Dr. Anup Boro, Director, Cardiology, GNRC Dispur was the chairperson for the session.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Borah further said: “On behalf of the entire fraternity of GNRC, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Subrata Mondal, Dr. Bivu Chakraborty, Dr. S. I. Siddique and Dr. R. N. Talapatra. The region is experiencing the debilitating burden of non-communicable diseases due to environmental and changing lifestyle factors. Incidences of health condition due to heart ailments and neuro conditions are often untreated due to inadequate awareness about these conditions. This CME, by creating awareness, would help us provide quality healthcare in the region.”

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