Special Correspondent

Need to train doctors in trauma cases stressed

38th conference of orthopaedics held

Promise to fill vacant posts

Visakhapatnam: Trauma centre is the backbone of any hospital and the Government has been taking all steps to strengthen the existing centres and setting up new ones wherever necessary, said Additional Director of Medical Education, T.Ravi Raju. A number of trauma centres had already been set up along the golden quadrilateral, he pointed out.

Addressing delegates at the 38 Annual State Conference of Orthopaedic Surgeons Society, AP(OSSAP) Chapter at the Andhra Medical College Old Students Association here on Friday, Dr.Ravi Rajy promised to initiate steps for filling vacancies of professor posts in the orthopaedic department. The Medical Council of India had made it compulsory to have four years of teaching experience as associate professor to get promotion as professor and many posts of professors had been lying vacant due to shortage of associate professors with four years of experience. He lauded the efforts of Andhra Medical College in organizing orthopaedic conferences which included two national conferences.

G.Pulla Rao, president of OSSAP, who presided over the conference, pointed to the steep rise in the number of motor vehicle accidents and stressed the need to impart special training to MBBS graduates to manage the injured and save the lives. The OSSAP would extend all help in this direction, Dr.Pulla Rao said.

Permission urged

He also pointed out to the fact that ortho degree holders were not allowed to pursue super speciality course and urged authorities concerned to introduce Mch. (Master of Chinergia) courses by getting required permission from the MCI. G.Bhagya Rao, Principal Andhra Medical College wanted the fruits of the deliberations to reach the common man in terms of improved treatment.

Arun Kumar Mohanthy, Director, AMG International, who was the chief guest recalled the contributions made by his organization to help the poor to get medical facilities and promised to extend any help to help the less fortunate in the society. Organising chairman of OSSAP, David Raju, advocated a membership drive to strengthen the society.

The membership had already crossed the 600 mark and target was to reach the 1000 mark. S.V.Adinarayana, Director General, Prem Hospital stressed the importance of reducing morbidity and mortality. Earlier a souvenir was released by the chief guest.