Srinagar: In an attempt to salute the contribution of doctors, SKIMS organized a one day programme on International Doctor’s day today.
Director SKIMS, Prof A.G Ahangar on the occasion said that this year more than ever we are reminded of the dedication of doctors and health professionals who are fighting COVID 19 alongside policy makers and all health care workers are contributing immensely in this fight against COVID. Dr. Ahangar condemned the ill treatment faced by doctors during pandemic at certain places and said doctors always perform their duties with utmost conscience and ultimate aim to protect and save the patient. “ All professional of any field must always look for brighter future and have firm belief in their own strength, wisdom and capacity to find solutions”, he added.
Dean Medical Faculty SKIMS Prof Omar Javaid Shah who was present on the occasion welcomed the guests and lauded the contribution of all healthcare workers which he said always serve humanity risking their own life.
The special guest on the occasion Learned Senior Advocate , Hon’ble Supreme Court of India Zaffar A Shah who was special guest on the occasion elaborated the need for better doctor-patient relationship and various aspects of law protecting rights of doctors as well as patients. He said commercialization has crept in medical profession and referred to many instances. Trust is central to doctor- patient relationship and there are abundant laws that provide protection to both patient as well as doctors, he added.
Prof. Rakesh Sehgal Director NIT in his lecture underscored the fact that science today has evolved to an extent that coherence between engineering and medicine is inevitable and said NIT can collaborate in various areas to mutually benefit community.
Dr Tajammul Hussain Shah from Dept of Pulmonology was felicitated on the occasion for his outstanding contribution to patient care viza viz COVID 19. Dr. Tajammul also spoke on challenges doctors face while performing their duties and said that doctors suffer from Burnout Syndrome impacting their physical and social life and also affect patient care delivery.
The event was attended by around 300 participants including heads of departments, faculty members, sectional heads of various supportive services adhering to strict COVID 19 protocol measures. To conclude Prof Shariq Masoodi the Chief Coordinator of the event proposed the vote of thanks.