Indian Society of Gastroenterology Kerala Chapter Welcomes Move to Open Gastroenterology in District Hospitals

As the gastrointestinal cancers increasing at an alarming rate, the Indian Society of Gastroenterology Kerala chapter welcomes the approach by State Health Services Director to begin Gastroenterology in district hospitals across Kerala.ISG President Dr. D Krishnadas (TVM Medical College)
It will make available treatment at low cost to the backward people says the organization’s office bearers Dr. Sunil K. Mathai and Dr. Binoy Sebastian. The government should provide arrangements like endoscopy and other diagnostic mechanisms. And also government should appoint more gastroenterologists in government hospitals. The organization will support all the initiatives by the government on this regard including training and workshops, they added.
The two day silver jubilee conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology Kerala chapter ends here at IMA house. Classes and seminars conducted on Gastrointestinal Oncology as it discussed different issues from
prevention to palISG Secretary Dr. Nandakumar MES Co Op.Hospitalliation at the conference. Workshop for the endoscopic technicians, technician students and nurses where they got exposure to newer instruments and procedures witnessed about 200 delegates across Kerala. Around hundred faculty members gave lectures, presenting papers, training the juniors and endoscopy assistants and more than 300 delegates participated in the event.
Decision was taken to provide endowment for the best research paper to be published in the journal. Dr. D. Krishna Das, HOD, Gastroenterology, Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum elected as the new president for the next term. Dr. Nandakumar, EMS Co-operative Hospital, Malappuram (Seceretary), Dr.Ismayil
(Treasurer), Dr. Prakash Zakaria (Vice President) are also elected.
The event is organized by the Department of Gastroenterology Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi in association with Cochin Gut Club at IMA house. ISG President and organizing chairman Dr. Sunil K. Mathai, ISG Secretary and organizing secretary Dr. Binoy Sebastian, Cochin Gut Club Chairman Dr. G.N. Ramesh, Dr.
Rajeev participated in the event.

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