JAMMU, May 26: A symposium on the topic “Fever- A Multispecialty Approach” was organized at Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences (ASCOMS) and Hospital, jointly by the departments of Paediatrics and Pharmacology under the aegis of Pedi-Pharma.
The Symposium was inaugurated by Dr KS Mehta (Prof and HoD, Surgery) while Dr Rajesh K Gupta (Prof & HoD Orthopaedics and MEU Coordinator) presided over the Symposium. A detailed aspect of fever was discussed by the eminent subject expert with reference to their specialty.
Dr Geetika Gupta (Prof and HoD, Physiology) discussed the physiological factors involved in fever and elaborated on the Applied Physiological aspect of fever. Dr Sushil Sharma (Assistant Professor, Paediatrics and Neonatologist) gave an overview of fever in children and discussed commonly encountered problem about fever in day to day life. Dr Sanjay Bhat (Professor of Medicine) explained about the causes of fever and also elaborated on their treatment modalities in adults.
Director Principal and Professor of Pharmacology, Dr Pavan Malhotra spoke on the topic “Fever – Evil or Boon”. During the deliberations, he described various advantages of increased body temperature which generally restricts the growth of certain bacteria which are temperature sensitive. Describing the applied pharmacology of medicines used in fever, he explained about different pharmacological affects in different anti-pyretic medicines.
Dr Ravinder K Gupta (Prof and HoD Paediatrics) explained to the UG and PG students about clinical approach to fever in practical life. He also demonstrated about the non-pharmacological practices to be followed while managing a case of fever. He demonstrated the scientifically approved method of sponging and other general measures for managing of fever.