GMC Kathua celebrates foundation day

Excelsior Correspondent
KATHUA, Sept 14: Government Medical College, Kathua, celebrated its Foundation Day with immense pride and fervour here today.
Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), Rajinder Sharma was the chief guest on the occasion. Bhupinder Kumar, Secretary to the Government, Health and Medical Education Department, Jammu, Srinagar, addressed the gathering through a live video conferencing session, underlining the pivotal role of GMC Kathua in shaping the healthcare landscape of the region.
The event also witnessed the presence of several notable dignitaries, including Raghunandan Singh, Vice Chairman of the District Development Council (DDC), Shivdeep Singh Jamwal, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kathua and Dr. Yashpal Sharma, Director Coordination of New Government Medical Colleges.
Dr. Vijay Tadia, Deputy Medical Superintendent at PGIMER, who delivered an insightful discourse on the topic “Management of Healthcare Challenges and the Changing Role of Hospitals.” Dr. Tadia’s expertise shed light on the intricate dynamics of healthcare administration and the evolving challenges faced by healthcare professionals.
The day commenced a plantation drive; later fruits were also distributed to patients admitted in different wards of Associated Hospital, GMC Kathua by Principal, H.o.Ds, Medical Superintendent, Deputy Medical Superintendent and faculty members.
Dr. Surinder K. Atri, Principal of GMC Kathua, presented the annual report for the Year 2022-23, highlighting the institution’s remarkable achievements, milestones, and advancements. The report showcased GMC Kathua’s dedication to excellence in medical education, research, and healthcare services.
The cultural event was organized under the guidance of Dr Vineeta Sawhney (Professor & Head Pharmacology), Chairperson, Cultural Committee, GMC Kathua. Dr. Raj Rishi Sharma, Professor & Head of the Department of Surgery at GMC Kathua.

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