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Bhatnagar inaugurates Genetic Clinic, Laboratory at SMGS Hospital

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JAMMU: The Advisor to J&K Lieutenant Governor (LG) Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar on Friday inaugurated the first of its kind Genetic Clinic and Genetic Laboratory of J&K at SMGS Hospital.

He also inaugurated day-long CME on “Prenatal Diagnosis and Counselling in Common Genetic Disorders”.

The CME was organised by the Department of Pediatrics and Radiodiagnosis, GMC Jammu in collaboration with the Institute of Human Genetics, University of Jammu.

In his address, Bhatnagar said that a good beginning has been made today in the health sector of J&K with the establishment of Genetic Clinic and Genetic Laboratory which will transform the health care system here.

He said that these State of Art centres will significantly improve Neonatal care as well as other Pediatric care across J&K.

Bhatnagar said that CME will be a landmark in making this institution competent to deal with any kind of medical exigencies in Neonatal care.

Advisor Bhatnagar remarked that better diagnosis and medical interventions specially in Pediatric care is the need of the hour and this CME will provide a vital platform for the same.

He said that various interactive sessions being held under the remarkable healthcare professionals and researchers of AIIMS and other reputed health institutions will provide significant insights to the medical practitioners and students of this Hospital in the field of Neonatal care.

The Advisor further highlighted that medical infrastructure has been upgraded tremendously and significant progress has been made in Neonatal care across the length and breadth of Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that the Pediatric Intensive Care Units have been made functional in all district hospitals which has brought notable important in Neonatal care.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Health and Medical Education, Bhupinder Kumar said that this CME is a very needful event owing to the criticalness of Prenatal diagnosis.

He said the government was constantly upgrading the medical infrastructure across UT and better facilities have been established in remotest areas.

He said the administration was addressing the challenges of medical criticalities rigorously and providing best possible medical care to the people.

Earlier in her welcome address, Principal GMC Jammu, Dr. Shashi Sudan Sharma spoke briefly about the broad contours of this CME.

During the inaugural session of CME, an interactive session on ‘Role of Prenatal Diagnostic, procedure and Genetic Counseling ‘ was held by Prof. Aparna Sharma of Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, AIIMS, New Delhi.

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