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Union Health Minister Shri: J.P.Nadda Inaugurated NCISRT-2015 at GMCH, Chandigarh

Union Health Minister Shri: J.P.Nadda Inaugurated NCISRT-2015 at GMCH, Chandigarh
 
Shri JP Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, inaugurated the two-day National Conference of Indian Society of Radiographers and Technologists (NCISRT-2015)  at Govt. Medical College & Hospital (GMCH),  Chandigarh on 25th to 26th September 2015. . The conference was organised by ISRT Chandigarh chapter.   The theme of conference this year is “Impact of Trained Radiographers on Imaging & Healthcare”. Delegates from all over India and abroad participated in the mega scientific event having seven sessions.
Shri JP Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, inaugurated the conference by lighting the lamp. In his inaugural address, he stressed the need for team centric holistic approach instead of doctor centric approach, as radiologists and paramedic staff are not only the back bone of the medical profession but its soul too due to their major role in the field. Shri Nadda said that for strengthening, capacity building and skill development of the radiographers and other medical technologists 32 components for their training are identified. He said that skill development training of paramedical staff is the need of the hour as there is a shortage of 2 lakh paramedical staff in the country at present. He said that a regulatory body in the shape of national paramedical council is being deliberated upon, on the pattern of paramedical council of Himachal Pradesh.
Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Shri JP Nadda, released the NCISRT-2015 souvenir and the latest issue of ALARA Informative Pages- India’s First Radiographers’ Magazine. Mrs Kirron Kher Member of Parliament (Chandigarh) & Shri Sanjay Tandon, President BJP, Chandigarh were the Guests of honour for the function, who also spoke on the occasion.
The conference provided a common platform for the Medical Technologists working in the field of Radio-diagnosis, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine in different parts of India and other parts of the world to exchange their knowledge and challenges involved in different imaging modalities for doing accurate diagnosis, in delivering radiotherapy techniques utilized for precise radiotherapy and for treating & diagnosing the disease with the help of radionuclide in Nuclear Medicine. Twenty three invited speakers have delivered their lectures on the latest modalities in the field of Radio-diagnosis, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine.
Dr S.D. Sharma, Head Medical Physics Division, BARC, Mumbai, Prof. Anuj Tyagi, SN Medical College Agra, Prof. LM Aggarwal, BHU, Varanasi  & Sh. Vinod Chauhan, Registrar Paramedical Council Himachal Pradesh along with other invited faculty from all over India are attended the conference. Life time achievement for their contribution in the field of Medical Radiation Science has given to Emeritus Professor B.D.Gupta, Sh.S.K.Dhawan, Sh.J.S.Kohli, and Sh.S.A.Wazid & Sh. B.C.Thapar by the Union Health Minister Shri J P Nadda ji. Shri Anurag Aggarwal, Home Secretary-cum-Secretary Medical Education and Research, UT, Chandigarh also addressed the inaugural ceremony of the conference. He honoured the Union Minister Shri JP Nadda with Himachali cap and a shawl. Shri Laxmi Kant Tewari, Vice Chairperson NCIRST-2015 presented a vote of thanks.
A workshop on Quality Control & Radiation Safety also organized as part of conference by Ms Sara Tagris, from Sweden on 26th September, 2015.