New Delhi: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), New Delhi and Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bhubaneswar have signed an agreement to collaborate in clinical care, training and research.
“First six areas in clinical care will be mother and child health, nutrition, biochemistry, medicine, orthopaedics and surgery, mainly directed towards tribal children,” said Dr D S Rana, chairman, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
Dr Rana further said, “We hope that by our two great institutions coming together we can work towards the benefit of our tribal population as well as society at large.”
SGRH will also train doctors from KIMS and will collaborate in research projects, which are of relevance to the poor in India, Dr Rana added.
It was four years ago that the Ganga Ram Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (GRIPMER) was launched.
“GRIPMER was constituted to further coordinate and stimulate the academics and research activities of the hospital,” said Dr Rana.
According to Dr Rana, in the last year 314 research papers by GRIPMER researchers have been published, out of which 106 are in indexed journals. Also, there are 90 research projects which are being funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR); the World Health Organization (WHO); the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Environment, Government of India, and many others.
Dr Samiran Nundy, Dean, GRIPMER, said, “SGRH has been running the country’s largest DNB training programme: in 17 broad specialities and 14 super specialities. It also publishes a bimonthly journal Current Medicine Research & Practice, which contains original and review articles besides other sections, contributed from within and outside the hospital. Apart from earmarking funds for research, we also provide incentives to young researchers.”
To celebrate the fourth year of GRIPMER’s existence, the annual GRIPMER Oration was on Thursday delivered by Achyuta Samanta, founder, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar. The topic of the oration was ‘Inclusive and Sustainable Development.
Samanta founded KIIT and KISS with a budget of Rs 5,000 in 1993, which today provides free of cost education from kindergarden (KG) to postgraduation (PG) including boarding and lodging to 25,000 tribal children, according to a statement.
Delivering the fourth GRIPMER Oration, Achyuta Samanta, founder, KIIT and KISS, Bhubaneswar, said, “Education, in today’s world, is the only game changer for the upliftment of poor and downtrodden. My aim is to empower as many poor children as possible with free and holistic education for their sustainable development. This will bring them to the mainstream of the society. Besides helping with free education to 25,000 tribal children in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, we are also currently helping to educate 400 street children in Delhi.”