Chandigarh : Dr.N.Sathyamurthy, Director, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Mohali inaugurated the New Academic Session of PGI today and delivered his enlightening address “Dedicating yourself to a cause-A chemist’s perspective”.
Dr.Sathyamurthy while addressing the audience emphasized on the need for research in the medical field. He opined, “Research is the key to success in medicine. Engine of research has to be always on. Every one of you when you become a doctor must be conscious of the fact that a new discovery is a solution to a number of diseases and may reduce the pain of successive generations. You have an opportunity to work on the diseases like TB, malaria and Leischmania and solve the problems through research.” While addressing the new entrants he said, “Doctor makes a difference between life and death for many. People look at him as God. I wish you all become outstanding doctors and researchers. We need a large number of scientists to come to the forefront as a nation to be known in the world.” While talking about holistic approach to medicine he explained that India had a long tradition of medicine and we need to combine traditional medicine with modern biology to make the outcome more successful.
Earlier Prof.Y.K.Chawla, Director PGIMER introduced the Chief Guest to the audience. While addressing the new entrants he said, “A new year and a new session gives us an opportunity to remind ourselves of our aims and ideals at the PGI, as exemplified by our founder medical icons viz. Dr. Tulsi Dass, Dr. S.S. Anand, Dr. P.N. Chhuttani and many other distinguished former faculty members. Service to the community, care of the needy and research for the good of all is the motto of PGI, which is engraved in its insignia.” While informing the new doctors about the morning discipline of PGI he said, “Morning sessions of the Institute remind us of the age old tradition going on for the last 50 years. Yes, this is the Golden Jubilee year of the Institute and we plan to celebrate this in a Golden way with all the academic fervour added to it.” He advised the resident doctors to serve the society with empathy, compassion and in the true spirit of Hippocratic Oath. While talking about various accomplishments of PGI faculty he said, “The PGI faculty has attracted around Rs. 15 crores as extra mural grants for various research projects and has published more than 771 research articles during the last year.”
Prof.Amod Gupta, Dean, PGI conducted the pin-up ceremony for resident doctors. One hundred and four candidates have joined the MD/MS course of major specialties like Anesthesia, Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Orthosurgery, Radio-diagnosis, General Surgery, Microbiology and Pathology. Forty-seven students have joined the DM/M.ch in Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology,Neurology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Pediatric surgery, Plastic Surgery, Urology and Surgical gastroenterology. Fifteen students will begin their Ph.D, four students have joined House Job, five M. Sc. MLT and one MHA.
Prof. Amod Gupta delivered the vote of thanks. Prof.Vinay Sakhuja, Chairman, Institute Functions Committee conducted the function. Prof.Kusum Joshi, Sub-Dean PGI was present on the dais along with other dignitaries. PGI Emeritus Professors, former directors, faculty, resident doctors, students and other staff of PGI were present on this ceremonial occasion