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Doctors Deputed for Kashmir Relief

Published: 22nd September 2014 06:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2014 06:07 AM   |  A+A-

PUDUCHERRY: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) has deputed a group of doctors from the Departments of Preventive and Social Medicine and Microbiology (PSM) to assist with the medical teams embarked in the flood relief measures at Jammu and Kashmir.

According to JIPMER Director, Dr T S Ravikumar, three specialists Dr Gautam Roy, Professor and Head of PSM., Dr Swaroop Kumar Sahu,  Associate Professor in PSM and Dr Rakesh Singh, Associate Professor of Microbiology have been sent to Kashmir.

Dr T S Ravikumar said if the health ministry gives the approval, then more doctors and experts will be sent to Kashmir. He wished the team and expressed his gratitude for coming forward to commit their service for the people of Jammu and Kashmir who are in need of medical aid.

It may be recalled that JIPMER had contributed to such causes, internationally as well, in the past. Dr Devi Prasad Mohapatra, a plastic surgeon from JIPMER, had served in the Gaza strip leading a Medicins sans Frontiers (MSF) (Doctors without Borders), India group, two years back. Another JIPMER doctor, Dr Savitri headed an MSF project in Bangladesh.

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