GMC to be made place of perfect patient care: Principal

Excelsior Correspondent

Principal GMC Jammu Dr Ganshyam Gupta and other senior doctors during brainstorming meeting at GMC Jammu on Sunday.
Principal GMC Jammu Dr Ganshyam Gupta and other senior doctors during brainstorming meeting at GMC Jammu on Sunday.

Jammu, Nov 1: The Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) GMC Jammu and registered body with Drug Controller General of India organized an interactive and brainstorming meeting at Government Medical College, Jammu.
Principal/Dean, Govt. Medical College, Jammu, Dr Ganshyam Dev, while speaking in the meeting said that every effort is being made to make GMC, Jammu as an institute of academic excellence, a place of perfect patient care and place where research is generated with ethics, morals and human values.
He said that ultimate goal of research is to safeguard the public health or population and thus every human has the right to understand the nature besides the risks and benefits of research.
Dr Kuldeep Sharma, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Jammu and Chairman of IEC GMC Jammu said that some student research fund should be kept at GMC Jammu to encourge researchm which is new and noble require some test or investigations for which facility is not available in GMC Jammu.
Member Secretary IEC Dr Zahid Gillani, Prof and Head Pharmacology GMC Jammu said that the duty of IEC is to strictly see that any research generated from the institution, follows the principles of essentiality and is allowed only if necessary for advancement of knowledge and minimizing risk to the subjects. Non-exploitation, voluntariness, informed consent and respect for persons: dignity and rights of each trial participant be ensured and confidentiality protected.
Dr Vishal Tandon, Assistant Professor and Coordinator IEC from Deptt of Pharmacology said that nearly 103 research proposals were read and screened by Thesis Research Sub Committee. Out of them, nearly 17 proposals were independent which were granted provisional permission following ICMR guidelines this year. Dr Annil Mahajan, executive member, Medical Council of India and Physician and mandotary member to complete coroum of IEC, said that the Medical Council of India proposed to have IEC clearance before the permission is granted to undertake thesis/ research.He further said only IEC cleared thesis project should be forwarded to Institutional review board for final permission.
The reconstituted IEC GMC Jammu constituting of Dr Indu Koul, Professor Obst and Gyane, Dr Sunil Gupta, Prof and Head Surgery, Dr Annil Mahajan, Prof and Head Deptt of Medicine, Dr Rekha Harish, Prof and Head Paediatrics, Dr Kuldeep Singh Professor of Pathology, Scientist-IIIM Canal road Jammu Dr Dilip M Mundhe and Shaid Hussain were present in the meeting.
Dr Vishal Tandon, coordinator IEC GMC Jammu and key member IEC moderated the proceedings.The meeting was attended by many faculty members, guides and co guides besides all PG students and research scholars.

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