October 2008

Paediatricians meet in city on Nov.1 & 2

Karnataka Pedicon-2008, a two-day conference of about 500 Paediatricians from all over the country, organised under the joint auspices of JSS Medical College, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC&RI) and Indian Academy of Paediatrics (Mysore District) will be held on Nov. 1 and 2 at the Platinum Jubilee Hall in J.K.Grounds here.

Announcing this at a press meet yesterday at Pathrakartara Bhavan here, IAP State President Dr. U.G.Shenoy said that the theme of the conference will be 'Care, not just cure for better child survival.' It would feature workshops, lectures and create an awareness among the people on child care, he explained.

The event would be inaugurated on Nov.1 at 4 pm by Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji. Dr. R.K. Agarwal, IAP National President, will be the chief guest. JSS University Vice-Chancellor Dr. B. Suresh, JSS Medical College Principal Dr. K. Raghothama Rao, MMC&RI Director Dr. G.Venkatesh, JSS Mahavidyapeetha Executive Secretary B.N. Betkerur and Director Dr. M. Anantharaju will participate, he said.

Dr. Narayanappa, Organising Chairman, Karnataka Pedicon-08 and Secretary Dr. S.N. Prashanth were present at the press meet.

City hospitals ready to treat cracker victims

Three major hospitals in city have geared up to treat victims of cracker-burst during Diwali celebrations. The hospitals have drafted the services of teams of doctors to attend emergencies round-the-clock.

K.R. Hospital Superintendent Dr. Geetha Avadhani said that the burns ward has all the necessary medicines and equipment to treat the victims. Dr. Avadhani said that necessary instructions have been issued the doctors and staff in burns ward and eye ward to be alert to meet any emergencies.

The hi-tech Apollo BGS Hospitals too has made all arrangements to treat burns cases. Similar emergency services are also available at JSS Hospital and Mission Hospital.