CME on childhood blindness organised

NAHARLAGUN, Aug 26: Doctors from all over the state participated in a continuing medical education (CME) programme on childhood blindness, organised by the state branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) here on 25 August, in collaboration with the Arunachal Academy of Ophthalmology.
Addressing the programme, Guwahati-based Sri Sankardeva Nethralaya’s (SSN) Director Dr H Battachargjee emphasized the need of early diagnosis of childhood diseases to prevent blindness, while Dr Nitulpama Deori of the same hospital presented a paper on ‘Childhood blindness due to prematurity’.
Dr Manab Jyoti Barman, also of SSN, spoke on retinoblastoma and pediatric ocular tumour, and Niba Hospital CMD Dr Jomson Bagra made a presentation on ‘Professional conduct, ethics and etiquette’.
The National Health Mission’s RBSK Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) nodal officer Dr Amping Perme informed that children suffering from eye diseases would be provided free treatment at Srisankradeva Nethralaya under the scheme.
The Arunachal Pradesh Medical Council accredited credit points to all the doctors who attended the CME.