IEP SAS Nagar,November 10
A continuing medical education (CME) program on management of Snake Bite was organized by the Department of Medicine at District Hospital at Mohali and the associated Dr BR Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS). Senior Professors, Dr Ashish Bhalla from PGIMER and Dr SS Lehl from GMCH, Sector 32 at Chandigarh led the discussions around the management of venomous snake bites. The incidence of snake bites has assumed greater importance owing to the rapid redevelopment that has been happening in the region. Dr Ranjeet Ghotra, Director Health Services (DHS) emphasized the importance of addressing this neglected tropical disease and Dr Adarshpal Kaur, Civil Surgeon hailed the initiative of the department of Medicine at AIMS. Dr Bhavneet Bharti, Director Principal, Dr HS Cheema, SMO and Dr Vijay Bhagat, SMO were the other senior doctors present at the program. Participants in the CME included practicing doctors from several hospitals in Delhi including Lady Hardinge, Guru Teg Bahadur hospital, RML Hospital, Safdarjang Hospital and University College of Medical Sciences besides doctors from medical institutions in Chandigarh, Patiala, Faridkot and Jalandhar.