SKIMS celebrates 38th Annual Day

Dignitaries during 38th Annual Day function of SKIMS at SKICC on Saturday.
Dignitaries during 38th Annual Day function of SKIMS at SKICC on Saturday.

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Dec 5: SKIMS, Soura today celebrated its 38th Annual Day and 3rd Convocation at SKICC.
This year, the participation in the event was made subject to COVID test and only those who had got their COVID tests done were allowed to participate in the event-turning it into a more closed event.
Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar Advisor to the LG conveyed appreciation and gratitude to Director SKIMS and administration on behalf of Lieutenant Governor.
“I congratulate and convey best wishes on behalf of Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor to all the scholars & appreciation to SKIMS for their huge contribution in healthcare services in J&K particularly their role in COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
He lauded the Director SKIMS & Ex-Officio Secretary Dr A. G Ahangar led a team of Medical Faculty & all healthcare workers of SKIMS for their immense contribution & services to the people of Jammu & Kashmir during COVID-19 pandemic and otherwise.
He assured support to augment health infrastructure in J&K and gave a detailed account of various initiatives taken by the government including starting of news Medical Colleges, launching new courses and new schemes besides the release of funds under Prime Minister’s package for the completion of megaprojects.
Later on, he e-inaugurated various mega projects at SKIMS including State Cancer Institute, 100 Bedded Maternity Hospital, Engineering Block & Drug and Pharmacy Store block.
Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner Health & Medical Education, Prof Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor Kashmir University graced the occasion as guests of honour.
Atal Dulloo in his address complimented Director SKIMS Dr A.G Ahangar for efficiently managing COVID-19 and lauded his role and leadership.
He said that the people of J&K will be hugely benefitted under the newly launched health Scheme “SEHAT” and said Health Sector in J&K has made exponential progress over time.
Director SKIMS A.G. Ahangar expressed gratitude to all the employees of SKIMS including Medical faculty, Residents, Nurses, Supportive and paramedical staff for holding the flag of SKIMS high through their countless services towards patient care during the on-going pandemic.
He reiterated his commitment to making SKIMS a dream Institution that has evolved over the years and brought in diversification in the field of medicine, surgery & allied.
Former Director & Chairman Apex Advisory Committee COVID-19 pandemic, Prof. M.S Khuroo along with Dean of Medical Faculty Dr Omar J Shah and Principal SKIMS Medical College Bemina, Dr Reyaz Ahmad Untoo were also present on the occasion.
This year Prof. (Dr) Manoj Kumar Dhar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu and a prominent academician was presented “Sher-i-Kashmir Oration”.