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Govt. initiative on trauma centres lauded
Correspondent KOHIMA, JAN 31 (NPN):
Published on 1 Feb. 2009 1:53 AM IST
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Nagaland Governor, K. Sankaranarayanan has lauded the initiative of the state government to set up specialized Trauma Centres along National Highways. “The Trauma Centres would provide highest level of definitive and comprehensive care of patients with complex injuries” said the Governor while inaugurating the 22nd annual conference of North East Regional Orthopedic Surgeons Association (NEOSCON) 2009 at ATI complex, Kohima, Saturday. He also said that the Trauma Centres would invariably have orthopedic specialists along with general surgery, neuro-surgery, plastic surgery etc, adding it was planned to expand its initiative to cover all the Community Centres, which would bring down the number of casualties arising out of accidents besides ensuring faster and effective recovery. Stating that annual Conferences were very good forums for sharing knowledge and experiences, the governor said that this increased the proficiency enabling one to serve and deliver better. He expressed delight that the Conference has attracted Orthopedic Surgeons from all the north eastern states some of who happen to be leading names in the field. He also hoped that the discussions and deliberations with experts would lead to enhancement and improvement in skills of every participating surgeon. Pointing out that there were only seven Orthopedic Surgeons in Nagaland, the governor lauded the surgeons for having managed to organize the Conference in the state. “This speaks of their professionalism and an abundant zeal to enhance their knowledge and competence” he said. He said that the Orthopedic Surgery which was a specialized branch of surgery primarily dealt with conditions involving the muscular and skeletal systems and that elderly people were particularly prone to such conditions especially in rural areas. The governor expressed hope that a medical college would come up in Nagaland during the current year. In his secretarial report, NEROSA honorary secretary, Dr. Satyajit Borah said that the association which came into existence in 1987 got affiliated with Indian Orthopedics Association (IOA) in December 2004. He informed that there were 132 orthopedic surgeons in the Northeast. President IOA Prof. Shantharam Shetty and Prof. K D Singh graced the occasion as the guest of honour and special guest respectively. While President NEROSA, Dr. AK Sipani delivered the presidential address, welcome address was given by president, organizing committee Dr. Neikhrielie Khimiao, and vote of thanks proposed by Organizing secretary Dr. Gwalozu Thong.

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