The Scientific & Academic Forum of Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, a constituent college of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth(SBV), organised a Guest Lecture by an eminent Medical Education Emeritus Professor Vedprakash Mishra, The Chancellor of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Karad, Maharashtra& Former Chairman of Academic Council of MCI. The event started with a welcome address by SAF President Dr. Tarun Kumar Dutta followed by the felicitation address by Prof.S.C.Parija, Vice-Chancellor of SBV. He apprised the audience of the new initiatives being undertaken by the University in facilitating all round professional development in response to the emerging needs of the society & other forces that influence Health Sciences Universities today. A National Faculty Development Program is being launched by the SBV Academy for Supporting Patient Interest, Research & Education (ASPIRE) which will be initiated soon. An International Research Convention has been planned in July 2019. Dr.B.V.Adkoli, Director, CHPE introduced the Chief Guest.
“Education is the input, Research is the throughput and Patient Care is the Output”
Prof.VedPrakashMishra in his address stressed that “Mission remains mission if not converted to objectives which are to be achieved through devotion”. “Patient care leads to human welfare and patient care is the foremost important trinity among the other two names, education and research. Health and education are the two parameters to achieve the Welfare State. In the Trinity of Mission, Education is the input, Research is the throughput and Patient Care is the Output. They are interlinked with each other. The output namely, Patient care should be Quality Centric Education and quality patient care will comprise of Safe patient care, Effective patient care, and cost-effective health care. Clinical research is gaining its importance but, research on services and research on systems has to be given equal importance for the overall development of our health sector.Prof.Mishra underlined that Faculty Development Programs serve as a catalyst for bringing about transformation. However, in order to be more meaningful, such programs should essentially address all of the three domains namely, Patient Care, Education & Research in a holistic manner.