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Inauguration of Regional Training centre for Certificate Course on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus



Berhampur dated 28th August 2016: Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) has inaugurated a regional training centre for Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM) at Berhampur. Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, Consultant Endocrinologist from Diabetes & Endocare Clinic, Berhampur and Dr Indira Palo, assistant professor from department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, MKCG Medical College have been designated by PHFI as the regional faculty. In a brief inaugural ceremony organised today at Roland Institute of Pharamaceutical Sciences, Ambapua. Dr Ramesh Chandra Chyaupatnaik, Honorable MLA, Berhampur cum Chairman, Ganjam District Planning Committee was the chief guest. Prof Dr Manmath Padhy, Vice Chancellor, Khallikote University, Prof Dr P C Sahu, Ex Head of the Dept of General Medicine, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Prof Dr Bharati Mishra from department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, MKCG Medical College and Dr Deepak Monga, senior coordinator from PHFI were the guests of honour. Dr Ramesh Ch Chyaupatnaik and Dr Manmath Padhy expressed concerns about the raising trend of Diabetes in the society and called upon various sectors to increase awareness among common people. Dr P C Sahu and Dr Bharati Mishra praised the combined efforts of Dr Sunil Kumar Kota and PHFI in training doctors from various departments on management of common non communicable diseases including Diabetes, thyroid disorders. Senior Program coordinator from PHFI Dr Deepak Monga, revealed that the course started in the year 2013. This year it is the 4th cycle with 17 centres across India and Berhampur being the nominated as the only regional training centre in Odisha. He later released the national report on this particular course. Finally Dr Sunil Kumar Kota stressed upon the importance of scientific and evidence based treatment of gestational diabetes. Fifteen percent patients of Indian pregnant women suffer from Gestational Diabetes. Uncontrolled sugars lead to hypertension, preterm labor, growth retarded baby, still births. The new born babies are of high birth weight and gives rise to obstructed labor. Both the mother and the child are more to develop diabetes in future. Dr Sunil intimated to the audience that this year 15 doctors from various places of Odisha have enrolled for the course. A brief convocation session was held at the end, where the guests provided certificates on Diabetes to the 23 participants, who were trained by Dr Sunil for Thyroid course under the auspices of PHFI. 


PHFI has exuded confidence that Dr Sunil Kota’s expertise would be used to train more doctors from Odisha. Dr J Surya Rao, Chairperson, Mrs J Jayalakshmi, Director and Dr Sruti Jammula, assistant professor of Roland institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences were among the other guests who wished the program a grand success. 

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