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Prof. Tariq Mansoor is presently serving as the Vice-Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Previously he has also served as Principal, J.N. Medical College, Chief Medical Superintendent, J.N. Medical College Hospital and Chairman, Department of Surgery. He is also the member of Medical Council of India since March 2015 for a period of four years. He is product of the first batch of prestigious Our Lady of Fatima Higher Secondary School, Aligarh. During his school days he has served as House Captain as well as School Captain. He did his MBBS and MS in General Surgery from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh. A surgeon by profession with special interest in Breast and Thyroid Diseases, Prof. Tariq Mansoor has 33 years of Teaching and 35 years of Clinical experience. He has 90 publications to his credit and has guided 49 Postgraduate Medical Students for their Thesis as Supervisor / Co-Supervisor

“We need to support any work done to eradicate Hospital Acquired Infections.”: Dr Nayanjeet Chaudhury,

.Symposium on ‘Hospital Acquired Infections and Antimicrobial resistance’

ALIGARH December 9: “What's the simplest thing a hospital can do to lower their rates of hospital-acquired infection?....I would say that it would be to have hand-washing facilities easily available in hospitals”, said Dr Nayanjeet Chaudhury, Director M & E and Health Service Delivery, Population Services International. Dr Chaudhury was addressing medical and paramedical professionals, scholars and delegates in a symposium organized by the Department of Microbiology, J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University.

Dr Chaudhary pointed out that it is a shared responsibility of doctors, nurses, and other medical staff to fight Hospital Acquired Infections. He narrated an example of a Canadian scientist who contacted him to work on a bio-medical reactor to control Hospital Acquired Infections in a Gujarat based hospital but his efforts went in vain due to lack of support from the hospital officials. Dr Chaudhary added: “We need to support any work done to eradicate Hospital Acquired Infections.”

The Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (Retd) assured that if the Canadian scientist reaches to AMU, he will be provided with space and resources to work on bio-medical reactor. General Shah also said that the theme of this symposium is aptly chosen and the Control of Healthcare associated infections are of global importance. “I hope the deliberations at this conference will not only help in understanding these problems, but also aim at providing solutions,” added Gen. Shah.

Throwing light on the causes of Hospital Acquired Infections, the Chairman of JN Medical College’s Microbiology Department, Prof Haris M Khan, stated that these infections are caused by viral, bacterial, and fungal pathogens; the most common types are bloodstream infections, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and surgical site infection. He added that the symposium will make medical professionals aware of ways of reducing these infections to at least acceptable limits.

Prof Shahjahan Bano, Dean, Faculty of Medicine pointed out that projects across the country have proved to be successful, however, at some places awareness level is needed to be increased by adhering to basic standards for hand hygiene, disinfection of patients, sterile handling of equipment and proper use of antibiotics.

Meanwhile, Prof Tariq Mansoor, Principal and CMS, JN Medical College showed his concern on how Hospital Acquired Infections neutralized the good work done by hospitals.

Dr Fatima Khan, Organizing Secretary introduced the guest speakers, while the vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Abida Malik, Chairperson, Scientific Committee. The event was conducted by Dr Neha Garg. 

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