Secy Health inaugurates 2-day conference on “Oral Cancer- Bridging the Gap” at IGGDC

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 10: The first ever two-day conference on Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery with special reference to surgical interventions in oral cancers commenced today at Indira Gandhi Government Dental College (IGGDC) Jammu.
Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department, Bhupinder Kumar, who was chief guest on the occasion, inaugurated the Conference, organized by Post Graduate Department of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery, IGGDC Jammu. Dr Mohan Singh, Director AYUSH J&K, participated in the program as a special guest.
In his presidential address, Bhupinder Kumar highlighted the relevance and importance of highly skilled Oral and Maxillo facial surgeons for providing high end cancer management services to Oral, Head and Neck Cancer patients. He said this hands-on training workshop and conference on the latest surgical skills and interventions shall go a long way in upgrading the service profile of IGGDC Jammu and making it a center of excellence in the Oral and Maxillo facial surgery.
Later, Bhupinder inaugurated a cafeteria in the IGGDC campus He also inaugurated a high tech committee room in the institution. While inaugurating the new infra-structural additions in IGGDC Jammu, he instructed the institutional authorities to provide more smart classes.
He also instructed College authorities for preparing a proposal to provide central air conditioning facility in the multi-purpose hall for teachers and students, and submit a comprehensive proposal for integrating oral and maxillo-facial surgery with other allied medical specialties for quality management of oral, head and neck cancers.
Principal IGGDC gave a detailed overview of the College, infrastructure, equipment especially IT infrastructure of the institution along with improvements made in academic, clinical and research activities.
Dr Parveen Akhter Lone gave a detailed presentation on the surgical interventions in various Oral Maxillo facial surgeries through powerpoint presentations, wherein, glimpses of surgical intervention were detailed to the chief guest and gathering.
Dr Anshuman Kumar, who is a highly acclaimed Onco-Surgeon in India, provided hands-on training to delegates on Novel Punch Biopsy Technique in oral cancer.
Dr Amrit Pal Singh and Dr Sanjay Kumar Bhagat (faculty of OMF surgery) coordinated Scientific and Technical sessions. Dr Roopav Nargotra, faculty of OMF surgery presented the vote of thanks.

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