Shimla : Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar has emphasized on integrated medical education, in which along with allopathy, homeopathy and ayurveda shall also be included. He said that in today’s era, apart from allopathy other traditional medical methods cannot be ruled out.
This was stated by Governor, while inaugurating the three-day conference of Fellowship of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (FIAGES) at Atal Auditorium of Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla, today.
Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar said that our traditional medical system is thousands of years old, which can help in improving the treatment techniques of the modern days. Integrated medical techniques can serve mankind in a better way.
He urged all the experts to think in this direction and keep all the doors open for discussion. The Governor said that ‘all of you are experts in your respective field and I hope that deliberations and discussions in this three-day conference would go a long way in benefitting the budding surgeons, and they will be in a better position to help the common masses’.
Governor lauded the efforts of FIAGES and congratulated the organiser for organising such an event. The conference would train many delegates in the basic laparoscopic skills by conducting a fellowship course. Through these academic activities and training sessions’ surgeons, especially young surgeons would be benefitted by learning new skills and increasing their knowledge, he said.
Before this, The Governor was given a rousing welcome and he also released the souvenir of FIAGES. Dr. LP Thangavelu, president of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES), elaborated on the activities of the association and said that IAGES is the premium organisation of India and largest in the world, with more than ten thousands members.
He said the association also conducts various online programs for young surgeons and encourages them by giving cash prizes. He said the conference was being attended by more than two hundred delegates from all over the nation.
Earlier, Dr. RS Jhogta welcomed the Governor on the occasion.DME-cum-Principal Atal Institute of Medical Super Specialities Chamiana, Shimla Prof. Rajneesh Pathania, Principal IGMC Dr. Sita Thakur, other dignitaries and staff members from IGMC were also present on the occasion.