Bhubaneswar, August 21 (LocalWire): Stress should be laid on proper maintenance of medical records to avoid unpleasant occurrences involving doctors and patients in hospitals, Prof Amit Banerjee, Vice-Chancellor of SOA Deemed to be University, said today while addressing graduates at the first Graduation Day Ceremony of the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital here.
Degrees were presented to students of the sixth batch (2012-17) and seventh batch (2013-18) of IMS during the ceremony which resembled a mini convocation.
Prof Banerjee, a cardio-vascular surgeon, advised graduates to follow this practice while treating their patients.
He also underlined the need to train medical students in the best possible way to uphold the quality of education and ensure improved healthcare for the masses.
‘We must ensure that all steps are taken to train the students in the best possible manner, identifying individual weaknesses and difficulties and providing remedy through a robust proctorship mechanism,’ Prof Banerjee said.
He added that the proposed National Exit Test as proposed by the National Medical Commission could start with the batch of medical students at IMS who are in the second year now.
‘The outcome of this exam is likely to be a referendum on the quality of education imparted by a medical college,’ he said.
The theme for the Graduation Day was ‘Medicine is neither easy nor difficult, it’s either made easy or made difficult.’
Prof Gangadhar Sahu, Dean of IMS, urged the students of the two batches, numbering 100 and 133 respectively, to be disciplined and uphold moral values to emerge as good medical practitioners.
Dr Jyoti Ranjan Das, Dean (Students’ Welfare), Dr Pushparaj Samantasinhar, Medical Superintendent of SUM Hospital and Additional Dean of IMS, Dr. Ajay Kumar Jena also spoke on the occasion.