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Press Release November 9, 2016

GNRC organised International CME on Heart Failure and Tropical Cardiothoracic Problems

Guwahati, November 9, 2016: Continuing its ceaseless endeavour to empower the North East India’s medical professionals with the knowledge of world-class patient-centric healthcare service, GNRC Hospitals conducted an international Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on Heart Failure and Tropical Cardiothoracic Problems at GNRC Dispur on November 9, 2016. The event was attended by over 100 specialists in cardiology and cardiac surgery, apart from general practitioners.

Dr. med. Dietmar Schmitz, Head of Pacemaker and ICD Clinic, Elisabeth Hospital Essen, Germany conducted the opening session on Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT), which is a treatment option for Heart Failure. The session was chaired by Dr. N.N. Barman, Dr. Anil Bharali and Dr. P.K. Choudhury. The issue of tropical cardio-thoracic problems and their management was addressed by Dr. Bhabatosh Biswas, Vice Chancellor, West Bengal University of Health and former Professor and Head of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery of R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata. The session was chaired by Dr. P.C. Bhattacharyya and Dr. Anil Bharali.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Patron Dr. Nomal Chandra Borah, Chairman cum Managing Director of GNRC, said: “Heart ailments are now one of the leading causes of death globally, claiming approximately 17.3 million lives every year. As India transitions to a knowledgeable economy, there is growing prevalence of sedentary and unhealthy lifestyles, resulting in ever-increasing burden of heart diseases during the last two decades. So, it is essential for us to be aware about advance care for these ailments and work towards alleviating the suffering of thousands of individuals with heart problem. The objective of the event is to make everyone aware about the increasing instance and nature of cardiothoracic ailments and their management for better patient-care outcomes, by gaining knowledge about the best practices in treatment and recovery.”

On behalf of the assembled medical fraternity Dr. Anup Kumar Boro, Director, Department of Cardiology, GNRC expressed deepest gratitude to Dr. Dietmar Schmitz and Dr. Bhabatosh Biswas for accepting the invitation to conduct the session. “In recent times, rapid progress has been achieved in treatment of cardiac ailments. As medical professionals, we need continuous information about recent developments in the field of medical science, not only to educate ourselves but also to provide better healthcare to patients, which is the ultimate goal. A press meet was organised on that occasion and a panel of senior consultants of GNRC, addressed the media and informed them about various treatment modalities available for treatment of both heart failure and other tropical cardiovascular diseases at GNRC hospitals. Addressing the media, senior heart surgeon Dr. Bikash Rai Das and senior cardiac specialist Dr. Biplab Paul said that many a times general public as well as the local doctors are not aware about the advanced treatment facilities available locally and therefore unknowingly go offshore for treatment and in that process spend a lot of money out of pocket unnecessarily as most of the modern facilities like open heart surgery and pacemaker implantation etc are being carried out successfully at GNRC Hospitals itself since long. He also said that this CME is a step in the direction to educate the local doctors not only about the diseases but also about the available local treatment modalities also.

Press Release 15th November, 2016

GNRC surgeon successfully removes a Lung Tumour of 3-Kg weight

Guwahati, 15th November, 2016: Senior Consultant Cardio-thoracic surgeon of GNRC Hospitals Dr. Bikash Rai Das and his team successfully excised an unusually huge lung tumour weighting 3-Kg from the left side of the chest of a 30 year old male patient from Dhemaji district. The patient recovered well and has been getting discharged from the hospital. Elaborating on the patient and the surgery, Dr. Das said that the patient was suffering from this peculiar condition for last many years but was unaware about his condition till the time it attained a big size when the tumour started compressing his lung and heart and he started suffering from breathlessness for last few months. He couldn’t undergo the operation immediately due to lack of financial support but looking at the debilitating condition of this young man, the GNRC management decided to subsidise the cost of the operation greatly, following which he could undergo this complicated lung surgery. Dr. Das also said that technically the operation was very demanding and required lots of planning and skill as the tumour was very big and it was occupying almost the whole of the chest cavity compressing the nearby heart and lungs, so there was hardly any space to manoeuvre the surgical instruments to take out the tumour. Also, the tumour was densely adhered to the underlying lung causing great problems in separating the tumour tissue from the healthy compressed lung and heart. Dr. Das also informed that a benign lung tumour is an abnormal growth of tissue that serves no purpose and is found not to be cancerous. Benign lung tumours may grow from many different structures in the lung. Early detection and treatment of lung tumour can greatly enhance the survival of the patient.Benign lung tumours usually cause no symptoms. This is why they are almost always found accidentally on a chest X-ray or CT scan. However, they may lead to symptoms like wheezing, coughing that lasts or coughing up blood, shortness of breath, fever, especially if pneumonia is present. During the operation, surgeon Dr. Bikash Rai Das was ably assisted by anaesthesiologists Dr. Seema Jain, Dr. Jyotirmoy Das, nurses Miss Rina, Rima, Madhuri, Athi, Ritu and perfusionist Mr. Krishnakant Trivedi and technicians Harekrishna and Gunamoni. Chairman cum Managing Director of GNRC, Dr. N C Borah expressed satisfaction and happiness over this achievement of the cardio-thoracic surgical team and informed that GNRC is always ready to help poorer section of the society as much as possible.

Press Release July 16, 2016

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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