17th AMASI Skill Course and FMAS Exam

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IMPHAL, Feb 17: The 17th (Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India) AMASI Skill Course and FMAS Exam was inaugurated today at Shija Hospitals and Research Institute. Prof. (Dr.) Ng. Bijoy, Hon`™ble MLA (Khurai A/c), Dr. Dilip Gode, president elect, AMASI, Dr. H. Manihar, chairman, ASI Manipur Chapter, Dr. Kh Palin, CMD, Shija Hospitals and Research Institute attended the function as chief guest and guest of honour.
The inaugural function started with an opening song from students of Shija Academy of Nursing.
Dr. Kh Palin, CMD, Shija Hospitals and Research Institute, Langol in his speech shared the mission and vision of the hospital. He also elaborated on the achievements of the hospitals and how it has worked towards bringing in the much needed advanced quality healthcare to the region.
Dr. H. Manihar, Chairman, ASI Manipur Chapter appreciated the effort of holding the Skill Course and FMAS Exam in Manipur. He also prided on the ability to hold the skill course in Manipur which is first of its kind in Eastern India. Complementing the effort put in by Dr. Jugindra, the convener of the 17th AMASI Skill Course and Medical Superintendent of Shija Hospitals he welcomed the delegates to the course and wished them luck for the FMAS exam.
The President Elect of AMASI Dr. Dilip Gode complimented the effort being put in to make the skill course a success. He also thanked the convener for agreeing to host the skill course at Shija Hospitals and Research Institute. Elaborating on the importance of the Fellowship of Minimal Access Surgeon (FMAS), he mentioned that its primary objective is to ensure that the FMAS holder surgeons are trained to perform Laparoscopic Surgery as per the agreed standards being followed.
Prof. (Dr.) Ng. Bijoy, Hon`™ble MLA and Chief Guest of the function in his speech mentioned of the benefits of Minimal Access Surgery. He also dwelt on the difficulty in the past in transfer of knowledge and technology. He appreciated the platform provided by AMASI wherein young surgeons from all over can get themselves acquainted with the latest in Laparoscopic surgery. Praising the host hospital, Shija Hospitals and Research Institute, he mentioned that Shija Hospitals is today a name to reckon with in terms of health tourism in the region. He welcomed the delegates to this part of the India and wish them a pleasurable stay.
Delivering the Vote of Thanks, Dr. Jugindra S, Convener of 17th AMASI Skill Course and FMAS Exam thanked the dignitaries on the dais and he also extended his gratitude to the delegates from all over India who has agreed to travel all the way to attend the conference.
The 17th AMASI Skill Course and FMAS Exam is scheduled from 17th to 19th February 2011. The course and exam will be held at Shija Hospitals and Research Institute. During the conduct of the course there are lectures, live workshop and demonstration which will be followed by an FMAS Exam.

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