SRINAGAR On the occasion of National Doctors Day, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Monday organized its first Research Day to provide a platform to the faculty to showcase their research contribution in the field of Medicine, Surgery & Allied subjects.
Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar was chief guest on the occasion while as Vice Chancellor Kashmir University Prof. Talat Ahmad was the guest of honour.
Director SKIMS Prof. Omar Javed Shah, Chairman GI Surgery Medanta Dr Adarsh Chaudhary, former Director SKIMS, senior faculty members and students were present on the occasion.
Addressing the medical fraternity, the Advisor gave them warm wishes on the occasion of National Doctors Day and said that the contributions of doctor’s humane service to mankind would be acknowledged forever by all.
Speaking regarding the importance of research in the medical field, the Advisor said that every doctor has to be a good researcher and should keep on learning new things every day. He said that there is no end to acquiring knowledge but the purpose of adding to the knowledge should be in the form of action.
He said that in present times, research oriented activities are very important in the medical field to further develop advance techniques for the betterment of the patients. Research activities and patient care should always go hand-in-hand so that results of new studies would be implemented in real for having better patient care services.
Advisor Kumar said that the deliberations of this programme will surely help all the participants to upgrade their knowledge and skills for benefit of the patients.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Kashmir University Prof. Talat Ahmad stressed for holding similar research programmes in the future too and to make this exercise an annual event. He also highlighted the importance of research in the medical field and urged the faculty members to keep doing research activities abreast themselves with the latest happenings in the medical world. He stressed upon the doctors to focus more on research.
Director SKIMS Prof. O J Shah gave brief about the Research Day being organized for the first time to provide a moving platform to the faculty members to share their research work and results with their fellow colleagues.
The dignitaries also released a souvenir and a logo for the Research Day on the occasion.