Srinagar, Dec 5:
Lauding the unflinching services of Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical
Sciences, Soura (SKIMS), Advisors to Lieutenant Governor, KK Sharma and Farooq
Khan today said that SKIMS has done a remarkable work in the healthcare sector
and it would continue to be the pride of Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking at the
37th Annual Day function, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, K.K Sharma said that
it was a moment of pride for him to be part of the Annual Day function and
learn the SKIMS’s growth story. “SKIMS has done remarkable work in the field of
health and medical education and we all must appreciate the Institute for its
contribution,” Advisor Sharma in his speech said.
He said SKIMS has
come a long way after its establishment and it filled a great void by providing
better patient care within Jammu and Kashmir. “I have learnt that people from
far-off areas of Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere have been visiting the
Institute to get treated,” he said.
On the occasion,
Advisor Sharma read out the message of Lieutenant Governor, GC Murmu—who is
also Chairman Governing Body SKIMS, hailing the role of SKIMS in the heathcare
sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
In his speech,
Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan recounted some of the historical
events and path-breaking initiatives at SKIMS. He said that with the
establishment of SKIMS in late 1980s, the people of Jammu and Kashmir got AIIMS
like facilities in Kashmir. He said that people have benefited largely from the
Institute. Khan assured all possible support from the government to the premier
“We don’t want to
unnecessarily interfere into the autonomous character of this premier
Institute. You must continue doing the best services in the health sector,”
appreciated the efforts of doctors and paramedical staff for rendering the best
possible healthcare to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Dr D Nageshwar
Reddy, a world-renowned gastroenterologist, currently, Head of GE Division at
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad delivered “Sher-i-Kashmir
Oration’ in which he sketched the journey of the Institute and its contribution
in four decades of service.
On the occasion,
Dr AK Nagpal, the founder Director of SKIMS, was conferred ‘Lifetime
Achievement Award.’ for his pivotal role in bringing SKIMS to what it stands at
Dr A.G. Ahangar, presented his report on the role of SKIMS in fulfilling the
aspirations of the people and expanding its horizons across north India.
Faculty, Dr Omar Javid Shah and Principal SKIMS Medical College Bemina, Dr
Reyaz Ahmad Untoo highlighted the academic and research activities of SKIMS.
Those present on
the occasion included Vice-chancellors of KU, Prof Talat Ahmad, Commissioner,
SMC, Principal GMCs, former Directors and Deans of SKIMS, present and
superannuated faculty of SKIMS, SKIMS MC Bemina, SKIMS Nursing College, GMC
Srinagar, GMC Baramulla and GMC Anantnag.
Besides a large
number of medical and paramedical staff, and key functionaries of SKIMS
attended the function.
Later awards were
also given to the faculty members to encourage SKIMS employees for further
enhancing the services.