A three days hands on training Robotic Surgery workshop organised by the Department of Surgery, Government Medical College Srinagar concluded with lot of hope, optimism and enthusiasm among the delegates.

The robotic surgery being the latest innovation in the field of minimal access surgery remains largely unavailable to the people of valley who are often compelled by their need to travel outside the state for benefiting from the advantages offered by the Robotics.

The response of the delegates, who were more than 130 in number from all the medical institutions of valley including those from SKIMS Soura, Government Medical College Anantnag and Baramulla, was immensely overwhelming and immeasurable.

All the delegates including the heads of the departments of various specialities expressed their utmost satisfaction in getting the first hand exposure in Robotic surgery and expressed their desire for such a wonderful system to be installed at Government Medical College Srinagar.

The closing ceremony of the workshop was presided over by the world renowned Gastroenterologist Prof. MS Khuroo , Principal GMC Srinagar Prof Samia Rasheed, Head of the Department of Surgery and Organising Chairman of the Workshop Prof Mufti Mahmood, Head of the Dept of Medicine Prof Tanvir Masood, Celebrated Laparoscopic Surgeon Prof Iqbal Saleem and the Paediatric surgeon of repute Dr Zaffar Saleem Khanday.

Prof M.S. Khuroo in his speech stressed the need of innovation in the field of medical Sciences.

Prof Samia Rasheed assured and informed the jubilant audience about this 4th generation Da Vinci- Xi surgical Robotic system being on its way to the Government Medical College Srinagar.

Prof Mufti Mahmood, the Organising Chairman highlighted the inescapable needs of having such a system available to the people of valley.

It was also on this occasion that a dedicated educational YouTube channel created and managed by the Department of surgery GMC Srinagar, was inaugurated with lot of fanfare and happiness among the students.

The channel will serve the present and future generations of medical professionals in sharpening the knowledge and skill in the field of Surgery.

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