Puducherry

Doctors from Jipmer, Paris attend workshop

Health mission: Patrice Debre, APHP, speaking at the ‘Indo-French Research Collaboration Workshop 2017’ .

Health mission: Patrice Debre, APHP, speaking at the ‘Indo-French Research Collaboration Workshop 2017’ .  

To focus on research, new treatment and lab methods

In view of establishing collaborative partnerships in clinical and research topics, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (Jipmer), in association with Assistance Publique Hospitaux De Paris, France, inaugurated a three-day Indo-French Research Collaboration Workshop 2017 (IFRCW 2017) on Sunday.

During the inauguration, Jipmer director S.C. Parija said that they had been collaborating with French hospitals for more than a decade now. “This workshop is organised to expand collaboration to different areas,” he said.

He added that they would try to start educational exchanges for students and faculty coming from both countries.

Nearly 12 senior doctors from 10 departments of the 39 hospitals in Paris, along with 50 doctors from Jipmer, participated in the workshop. At least 4,700 doctors in the 39 hospitals in Paris are involved in research. “The workshop will focus on research, new treatment and lab methods,” said Santhosh Satheesh, organising secretary of IFRCW 2017.

He added that Cardiology Department of Jipmer and hospitals in France had been collaborating for the past 28 years.

“Based on the interest of the faculty, we have an academic group and 10 research groups. Each research group will have one coordinator from Jipmer who will facilitate and coordinate the group activities,” added Dr.Parija.

Ambulance services

He underlined that after the workshop, Jipmer and Assistance Publique Hospitaux De Paris would sign a memorandum of understanding. Emphasis would be on emergency medicine, especially focusing on upgrading the ambulance services in Jipmer.

“Hospitals in France have one of the best ambulance services in the world. We are interested in taking their expertise and emulating their model to build a network of ambulance services in Puducherry so that people reach the nearest centres at the earliest,” he said.

He added that they were also planning to establish de-addiction centres at community level to address the social evil.

Dr. Patrice Debre of Assistance Publique Hospitaux De Paris, France, and Dr. Patrick Henry, professor, cardiology, Lariboisiere, were present.

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