From Our Correspondent
Silchar, May 3: To mark the 261st birthday of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the Asiatic Society, Kolkata, organised a daylong semir on Medical Ethics in General and Homoeopathic Particular recently at its Vidyasagar Hall which was attended by a host of doctors from Barak Valley and different parts of Assam.
Asiatic Society of Bengal, scholarly society founded on January 15, 1784 by Sir William Jones, a British lawyer and Orientalist, to encourage Oriental studies. The society’s library contains some 100,000 general volumes, and its Sanskrit section has more than 27,000 books, manuscripts, prints, coins, and engravings.
Biswath Somadder, a judge of the Calcutta High Court, iugurated the semir. Prof. Dr. Bhabatosh Biswas, Vice Chancellor, West Bengal University of Health Sciences graced the occasion as guest-in-chief. The President of the Asiatic Society Prof. Ramakanta Chakravarty presided over the function.
The iugural function of the semir was held at 10 a.m., wherein welcome address given by the General Secretary of the Society, Prof. Mabendu Banerjee. The theme of the semir was introduced by Prof. Dilip Kumar Saha, Biological Science Secretary of the Society and convener of the semir.
Many eminent dignitaries from legal field, modern medicine, homoeopathy including Dr. Sushanta Bandopadhyay, D.M.E., West Bengal, Dr. Prabir Moitra, Director, IPGMER, Dr. Krishnendu Roy, Director, Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata, Dr. M.P. Arya, former Registrar, CCH, Dr. Ashis Datta, Assistant Secretary of Central Council of Homoeopathy (Govt. of India), Dr. S.K. nda, Director, tiol Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata, Dr. Bimal Mandal, former Inspector of Homoeopathy (Govt. of West Bengal), Dr. Asish Basu, Director (BIRTH, Kolkata), members of teaching faculties of different Government and non Government Homoeopathic Medical Colleges of West Bengal and members of other faculties were also present. Prof. Shahz bi, treasurer of the Asiatic Society proposed a vote of thanks at the end of the Iugural programme.
The resource persons who were present at the semir included Prof. Sandip Chatterjee (Ethical Aspects of Modern Neurological Practice), Prof. Susanta Kr. Banerjee (Teaching Medical Ethics in Medical Curriculum), Prof. Krishngshu Ray (Medical Ethics in Education) and Prof. Pradip Kr. Mitra (Ethical Aspects of Laboratory Medicine), Prof. M.P.Arya (Medical Ethics in Homoeopathy Medical Curriculum), Prof. S.M. Singh (Ethical Aspects of Hahnemannian Practice), Prof. Ashis Datta (Ethics and Conduct for Homoeopathic Practitioners), Prof. (Dr.) Shyamal Mukherjee (Ethical Aspects of Drug and Education in Homoeopathy), Dr. Shantanu Chakravorty (Ethical Aspects for Medical Students).
The participants have taken active part in interaction and discussion. The Asiatic Society also published a booklet on ‘Medical Ethics in General and Homoeopathy in Particular’ to mark the April 10 as Hahnemann’s Birthday.