National Doctors’ Day at AMU


Aligarh : Prof Rakesh Bhargava, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) added allure to the National Doctors’ Day observations at AMU to commemorate the birth anniversary of renowned physician and freedom fighter, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy and celebrate the contributions of doctors to individual lives and communities.

For his attributed expertise and selfless services, Prof Rakesh was bestowed with the ‘Inspiring Pulmonologist Award of India’ of the Economic Times at Hayat, New Delhi which he received from Shri Mangal Pandey, Health Minister, Government of Bihar.

Prof Bhargava also engaged in an interactive conference and probed about the issues affecting healthcare and increasing global healthcare demand.

He spoke on challenges faced by doctors, essential initiatives taken by the government and what the extensive future holds in terms of technological advancements.

Meanwhile, in the Doctors Day celebrations at the Department of Plastic Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College-JNMC, AMU, Prof Mohammad Yaseen (Chairman) said that doctors play a significant role in our lives. Their dedication and passion for saving lives makes them real heroes of our society.

He was speaking in the function attended by doctors from across various JNMC departments, resident doctors, medical students and paramedical staff.

On the occasion, Prof Yaseen joined other faculty members to felicitate Prof Arshad Hafeez Khan (Former Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery) who retired recently.

Prof Hafeez remarked: “I am glad that the health care profession gave me the opportunity to serve humanity selflessly. At JNMC, I was able to spend a lifetime helping patients by mitigating their discomforts caused due to diseases”.

Prof M U Rabbani spoke about how Prof Hafeez used to guide colleagues and students throughout his career.

Prof Imran Ahmad discussed the role and importance of doctors and how during the Covid pandemic, doctors were working non-stop like soldiers to save lives by risking their own.

“This day celebrates the selfless work of doctors and their firm resolve, steady leadership, dedication and hard work for making it possible for patients to recover from deadly diseases and injuries”, stressed Dr Mohammed Fahud Khurram.

At the Dr Z A Dental College (ZADC), students pursuing Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) were awarded with ‘Covid-19 Warrior’ certificates.

“They are Farheen Khanam (Periodontology), Shubham (Periodontology), Aiswareya G (Orthodontics), Nabeela Ibrahim (Orthodontics), Pranshu Varshney (Pedodontics), Ashik Mohamed V N (Pedodontics), Marimuthu P (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), Rizwan Ahmad (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), Wasim Ahmad (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), Abirami S (Prosthodontics), Shivani Yadav (Prosthodontics), Lavanya A (Conservative Dentistry), Daiasharailang Lyngdoh (Conservative Dentistry), Neelofer (Periodontology), Stadi Alam Kharbuli (Periodontology), Sumera Parveen (Periodontology), Salman Anjum (Orthodontics), Usha Nandhini (Orthodontics), Sana Fatima (Pedodontics), Faiza Jameel (Pedodontics), Anu Priya L (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), Kamran Ahmad Zaidi (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), Zeba Naaz (Prosthodontics), Asmat Fatima (Conservative Dentistry) and Sharmila S (Conservative Dentistry),” said Prof R K Tiwari (Principal, ZADC).

Prof Tiwari was also felicitated for his services during the pandemic.

Prof N D Gupta (Organising Chairman of Doctors Day programme at ZADC) informed that over 53 patients extended gratitude to ZADC dentists with a signature drive. The patients also clicked photographs with the ZADC faculty members.

“Hard work, long working hours and personal sacrifices truly make doctors the angels on earth. On this day, we should appreciate the painstaking effort they have made during the pandemic that brought us closer to normal times,” said Prof Neha Agarwal (Programme Chief Coordinator).

Programme coordinators Dr Arbab Anjum, Dr Pramod Kumar Yadav and Dr Syed Amaan Ali recalled how doctors risked their own lives to save numerous patients during the Covid waves.

“In doing so, doctors shouldered the responsibility of bringing the nation out of that distress phase and they succeeded”, they added.

Dr Sana Shadab (Senior resident) and Dr Aishwarya (Junior resident) spoke about Covid appropriate behavior at dental clinics and hospitals.