GUWAHATI, Dec 5 - Council member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), the Honorary Secretary of the college Dr Judy Evans attended a programme on �Training of Surgeons � Indo British collaboration� organised as a seminar cum interactive session by the Swagat Academy of Medical Sciences at the request of the Alumni of the Royal College of Surgeons (East) here on Monday, according to a press release today.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Evans expressed the desire to accept surgeons for training and teaching programmes in the UK. She said there is also a lot of things to learn in India looking at the volume of work being done here.
Dean of the Swagat Academy Dr Subhash Khanna expressed the hope that Dr Evans� visit would open many avenues for the surgeons of the State and NE to work and get exposed to the technological advances taking place in the UK.
At the inaugural session the chief guest Prof UC Sharma, VC of Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences, Assam expressed the desire to have a collaboration of the university with the college of Edinburgh and other British colleges.
Dr Ramesh Agarwalla, Secretary, The Royal College Eastern India mentioned the aims and objectives of the college.
The event was attended by many senior surgeons and post graduates from the State and neighbouring states. Dr Khanna moderated the session and expressed his desire to have MRCS examination in Guwahati under the Royal College of Edinburgh.
Dr Evans also inaugurated the first dedicated ENT and head & neck surgery centre on the Swagat premises, which will be operational from January 1 next year.