Imphal: Education Minister Dr. Thokchom Radheshyam stated that the medical profession is one of the most beautiful professions with opportunities to serve and care for those in need putting others first. The Minister was speaking at the valedictory function of the 7th Annual National Conference of All India Association of Medical Social Works Professionals (AIAMSWP) – 2020.
The minister expressed that it is the service and sacrifices of the people in the medical field that the common man can still remain calm even in the face of deadly epidemics. He said that at dangerous moments of epidemics, it is the medical professionals that come to the fore to safeguard the human life. Even if they know that they may be infected and in the process they may lose their life. Lauding the Medical Professionals for the great contributions to the cause of the well being of the people irrespective of the caste, creed and religion, he said that the sacrifices and services will go a long way in building the nation into a greater nation.
Participated by more than 150 delegates from all across the country, the conference was held on the theme – ‘Social Research in Health Sector’. The two day conference was organised by AIAMSWP, North-East Zone in collaboration with the Community Medicine Department, RIMS & JNIMS, Imphal at the Jubilee Hall RIMS, Imphal.
General Secretary, AIAMSWP, O. P. Giri expressed that the active participation of all the social work professionals, eminent professionals, the methodical organization of plenary lectures, 2 workshops, 5 symposium, 7 award papers 95 free papers and poster presentation has made the conference a success.
The function was attended by Director, RIMS, Imphal, Professor A. Santa Singh, Medical Superintendent, RIMS Hospital, Professor Ch. Arunkumar Singh, President AIAMSWP, B. R. Shekhar, Organising Chairperson, Prof. Brogen Singh Akoijam, AIAMSWP, Secretary North East & Organising Secreatary, Dr. W Ranbir Singh, researchers and people in the medical field. Awards were also distributed to best paper presenter in 3 categories i.e., to the practitioner, student and poster presenter.
It may be mentioned that the All India Association of Medical Social Works Professionals (AIAMSWP) works to promote the Social Work Profession in health care within the country together with safeguarding and protecting the interests of Social Work Professionals working in health care. The association aims to improve the standards of service, teaching, training and research on the subject of Medical and Psychiatric Social Work at all levels.