Now, skill development lab for surgeons in India

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Delhi: Surgeons in the country can now sharpen their skills and practise even after completing their masters in surgery (MS) as a national-level body — College of Surgeons of India (CSI) — will be inaugurated on Wednesday.

Dr N K Pandey

“The CSI will strengthen the present and future of surgery with an agenda to bring reforms in surgical curriculum, education, training, practices and the surgical examination system in the country,” CSI president Dr N K Pandey told reporters here on Tuesday.

The CSI, to be formally inaugurated by the union human resource development minister Kapil Sibal, will function from the Asian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) in the national capital region’s Faridabad town.

According to the Planning Commission, the country is short of 600,000 doctors even as experts say there is no specific count on the shortage of surgeons.

“It is difficult to sum up the demand-supply ratio with reference to surgeons in India,” said CSI chairman Dr Gautam Sen.

“The CSI is on the lines of the American College of Surgeons and the Royal Colleges in the UK which standardise the examination system, curriculum, training and assessment of surgeons,” Dr Gautam Sen added.

The programme ‘Fellowship of CSI’ will train and conduct examinations for surgery students.

“We do not have enough seats for surgical training in various medical colleges. Also there is a drain of talent. The best trained and highly-skilled surgeons and teachers have joined corporate hospitals,” Dr Gautam Sen said. [Source: IANS]

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