SILCHAR, June 2 - Twenty-year-old Abhishek Baidya, a third year MBBS student from Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) has been selected for a study tour on Foundation in Oncology (FINO), a flagship programme by Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
As a part of the tour, Baidya who has opted for specialisation in Oncology will also visit Guys Cancer Center and Saint Thomas Hospital in London around mid-August this year.
�We are happy at Abhishek�s achievement. He is one among the students who underwent a 12-day intensive summer school training this year in Tata Memorial Cancer Institute in May. Besides six others (including four undergraduate and three post-graduate students) from rest of India, Baidya is the solitary student from North East to represent the country and I hope that he comes back with more expertise on the subject. We need such talents to serve people ailing with the lethal disease,� Dr Babul Kumar Bezbaruah, Principal, SMCH told The Assam Tribune on Sunday.
Talking about his achievement, Abhishek informed that he lost his father, Dr Ajoy Kumar Baidya to oral cancer ten months ago. The demise of his father motivated him to take up oncology as he wants to serve the cancer afflicted people from this far-flung region of the country, feels Abhishek.
�I thank Dr Bezbaruah sir for sending my name along with my batch mate and two PG students for the test at the Tata Memorial Cancer Institute. I am looking forward to the trip which will allow me to learn about the advancements made in the field of oncology. Having lost my father due to the same aliment, I feel that with proper knowledge of cancer treatment I will be able to serve the people across North East better,� Abhishek said.
His mother, Dipika Baidya shared her happiness with moist eyes recollecting memories of her husband. �I am happy to see my son making such a major leap in life,� she maintained.