Aligarh Medical Alumni Association of North America organized Webinar session on COVID

Aligarh: The Aligs’ Academic Enrichment Programme (AAEP), in association with Aligarh Medical Alumni Association of North America (AMAANA), organized the second session of the international webinar through Zoom on “JNMCites’ Experiences from the COVID frontlines”.

In his opening remarks, Prof R Maheshwari (Dean, Faculty of Medicine) urged all senior and junior members of the medical fraternity to join this series of webinars and interact with frontline COVID warriors at the JNMC and at US hospitals. He said JNMC is playing a significant role in containing COVID-19 pandemic at Aligarh and in nearby areas and it is committed to playing a wider role in collaboration with the central and state governments. He said that JNMC has till so far screened more than 90,000 samples and served a number of COVID patients successfully.

Prof Maheshwari appreciated AMAANA for its role at JNMC and taking the webinar initiative in sharing mutual experience, which would help not only local consultants at JNMC but also graduates practicing elsewhere.

Dr Huma Kazmie (Canada) spoke on “COVID-19 Spectrum in Kids” while Dr Obaid A Siddiqui (India) delineated challenges in Managing Emergency & Trauma Centres ICU during COVID-19. Dr Shams Iqbal (USA) expressed views on the Role of Radiology in COVID-19, Prof M Shameem (India) on Post-COVID Respiratory Sequelae, Dr Ziya Siddiqui (India) on Security Concerns and Management of COVID Isolation Area and Dr Gaurav Gupta and Dr Hina Khan (USA) on COVID-19 Associated Coagulopathy: Pathophysiology and Management.

Dr Kohkan Shamsi (President, AMAANA) and Dr Tamkin Rabbani (Chairperson, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) moderated the webinar.

Earlier, Prof Syed Ziaur Rahman (Coordinator, AAEP) welcomed the participants while Dr Reshma Mehmood (EC, AMAANA) proposed a vote of thanks.