PSRI Doctors hold CME to combat regional healthcare challenges

Gangtok, 07 Oct:

Heavy drinking, coupled with the problem of hard water, is taking a toll on the population of Sikkim, believe experts at the Pushpawati Singhania Hospital and Research Institute, New Delhi, which recently organized a continuing medical education (CME) programme here to “educate” doctors about advances in Kidney Transplant, Neurology and Liver transplant, a press commnique from PSRI informs.

The water supplied in the state contains high quantities of minerals like calcium, magnesium and nitrates and exposure to these makes one vulnerable to gastric cancer, the release states, adding that Gangtok also lacks the requisite medical infrastructure to manage each and every minute medical problem and this can lead to further Neurological complications.

According to Naveen Sharma, GM, Operations & Head Business Development, PSRI Hospital, “Our CME on advances in Neurology, Kidney and Liver transplants will sensitize doctors and patients as to what are the best practices followed at PSRI and worldwide… We have successfully conducted such CME’s in the past and will continue to do so. After discussions with Vishal Chauhan [Health Secretary], PSRI Hospital has taken an initiative to offer a Special Knowledge Sharing program for Sikkim doctors, for better interaction with PSRI’s Doctor’s & share their knowledge & Experience for the better treatment of Sikkim citizens.”

Commissioner cum Secretary of Health Department, Vishal Chauhan, Dr. Dorji (Director, Health Services), Dr KV Gurung, Medical Superintendent, STNM Hospital, and many super specialist doctors attended the CME, the release informs.