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Sharda University Conducts Workshop on Polio

Greater Noida, July 26, 2011: The School of Medical Science & Research at Sharda University, an institute of excellence, inspiring value-based education, research and development, today conducted a day-long workshop on AFP (acute flaccid paralysis) as seen in children afflicted with Polio. Held along with World Health Organisation (WHO), the workshop was took place at Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida.

Attended by Head of the Departments (HODs) at Sharda Hospital, faculty members, senior and junior resident doctors, students of Sharda University and WHO officials the AFP Workshop was an eye-opener on AFP and Polio. Eminent doctors and Polio specialists gave presentations and talks during the course of the workshop. The latter opened with a Polio update by Dr. Vohra (SRTL, Ghaziabad). Thereafter, participants from WHO gave presentations on the Epidemiology of Polio and AFP case and AFP Surveillance followed by a ‘question and answer’ session on AFP and Polio. Over 40 doctors and members of medical fraternity from Sharda Hospital participated in this workshop.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Pratibha Gupta, Principal, School of Medical Science & Research, Sharda Hospital said, “Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) is a serious condition, which often gets misdiagnosed. We are happy that an awareness workshop was observed at Sharda Hospital today with the help of WHO officials. During the first phase of this awareness drive, more than 40 of our doctors and faculty member handling polio cases were apprised with extensive details on AFP. The knowledge and case studies shared today will definitely help our doctors in giving better and advanced patient care and support to Polio sufferers. We are looking forward to more such interesting workshops in future.”

The second phase of this AFP awareness workshop will be held shortly at the Sharda Hospital in days to come.

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