UPASICON 2014 held at Aligarh Muslim University

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Dr Mansour Al Wakeel addressing the UPASICON 2014 at JN Medical CollegeAligarh, 16 Nov- Dr Mansour Al Wakeel, General Advisor for Medical Affairs, Ministry of Defense and Civil Aviation, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia said that it is a very good sign to see that people are no more afraid of deep cuts or going for surgeries in India, with the development of human touch in surgeons. He was addressing ‘UPASICON 2014’, organized by Department of Surgery, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University as Chief Guest.

Dr Wakeel shared his experience from Germany. He said that his experience made him realize that it is very important to have good hands on technology to be used for surgery and a professional expertise with a human touch need to be maintained. He added that while returning from Saudia Arabia, it was his priority to promote use of the most modern use of technology which should be regularly updated and also human touch while carrying out a surgery.

Dr Satish Shukla, President, Association of Surgeons of India and the Guest of Honor on the occasion said that Sir Syed Ahmad Khan realized the importance of Girl’s English education, where in most of the rest of country it was considered a taboo. He said that his love and affection for AMU pulled him to the Conference. He added that a ‘UPASICON’ conference is a great platform to ask all junior and senior surgeons to have a healing touch in their work. He complemented that the Surgeons should understand that they are doing God’s work, which requires a healing touch. Dr Shukla also urged young surgeons to make their presence felt in the medical fraternity of India.

Professor Mohammad Habib Raza, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Aligarh Muslim University felt great honor while announcing that the Department has done 150 surgeries, free of cost, for poor people in a special drive prior to the conference. He proposed twelve free surgeries during the live workshop of Laparoscopic and Open Surgery and promised more such efforts in the future.

Professor Tariq Mansoor, Principal and CMS, JN Medical College informed that Department of Surgery caters weaker section of society and free surgeries for the poor are done on a regular basis.

Professor Sanjeev Misra, Director and CEO, AIIMS, Rajasthan announced that ‘UPASICON’ has also contributed for the relief work in post-flood Jammu and Kashmir. He further talked about importance of technology in surgery and pointed out that it is high time to look at the curriculum followed in Indian Medical Schools. While talking about Trauma training for surgeons, Prof Mishra said that it is also important for surgeons and other doctors to have good communication skills.

The inaugural day of the conference was presided over by AMU Vice Chancellor Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah (Retd). In his presidential remark General Shah said that the technology has gone for up gradation to a great extent at the Department and the students and pass-outs of the department have brought laurels in the country and the world over.

Prof M Amanullah Khan, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, welcomed the delegates, while Dr Sadia Saeed conducted the Program.

Dr Sanjay Kala, Secretary, UPASI and Dr Shiva K Mishra also expressed their views in the conference.


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