Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor with Mr Rajesh Kumar Pandey (Senior Superintendent of Police, Aligarh) today jointly inaugurated a new Dialysis Unit, a new OPD Block, OBG Block, NICU and Assisted Reproductive Technology Unit in the university’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital (JNMCH). ‘Grey Matter’ (JNMC magazine) was also released on this occasion.
While attending the function as the Chief Guest, Prof Tariq Mansoor said that a continuous process of development and improvement is of paramount importance for any institution. He pointed out that these inaugurations are a beginning and there is a long road ahead for further scopes of improvement and development.
Prof Mansoor also informed that the next phase of development in JNMC will be of super speciality. “We have applied to Medical Council of India (MCI) for new DM and M.Ch courses,” said the Vice Chancellor.
He added: “Since JNMCH caters patients from the deprived sections, people can easily afford the best of treatments by our doctors, senior residents and paramedical staff, who deserve appreciation for their services, hard work and dedication.”
Prof Mansoor further said that there has been an inflow of a large number of patients during the last year and this year, we again expect big number of patients. He pointed out that the large turnout is because of the quality and affordability available at JNMCH.
The Vice Chancellor also congratulated the editorial board of ‘Grey Matter’ for their hard work in bringing out this magazine, while stating that the good work will continue in the years to come.
Guest of Honour, Mr Rajesh Kumar Pandey, who is the recipient of five presidential gallantry awards and a peace keeping award for his services with United Nations in Kosovo said that since JNMCH has always been doing a good job, it is expected that doctors and paramedics attending accident and trauma patients will cooperate in promoting awareness for using helmets and seat belts while driving and riding vehicles.
Expressing gratitude on the invitation to be part of the inauguration ceremony, Mr Pandey said that this gesture from the Vice Chancellor and the university administration has left him overwhelmed.
Prof Amanullah Khan (Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Principal and CMS, JNMCH) said the new state-of-art Trauma Centre has come in existence to bring JNMCH at par with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He further said that the new centre has been established under the government’s PMSSY scheme.
Prof Khan added that he is in touch with the Ministry of Health officials for developments in bringing super speciality facilities in JNMCH.
Prof Javaid Akhtar (Registrar), Prof M Mohsin Khan (Proctor), Prof Mujahid Beg (Chairperson, Department of Medicine), Prof R K Tiwari (Principal, Dr ZA Dental College), Prof M H Beg, Prof S Amjad Ali Rizvi, Prof Haroon Subhan Khan, Prof M U Rabbani, Prof Anwar Salamat Khan, Prof S C Sharma, Prof Mazhar Abbas, Prof Khalid Sherwani, Prof R K Gaud, Prof Adeeb Alam Khan, Prof Ibne Ahmad, Prof Mohd Khalid, Prof Fakhrul Huda, Prof Hammad Usmani, Prof S Ziaur Rahman, Dr Mohd Wasif and Dr Abdul Waris were also present on the occasion.
The editorial board members of ‘Grey Matter’, Dr Malik Huzaif Shabeeri (editor), Isra Khan, Mugdha Srivastava, Afshan Arshad, Meeran Banday and Haseeb Mehmood also attended the function.
Professor Haris M Khan (Medical Superintendent) proposed the vote of thanks, while Dr Fatima Khan conducted the programme.