FROM OUR Correspondent
Silchar, July 28: In a bid to educate and train all healthcare professiols regarding Cardio Pulmory Resuscitation (CPR) technique, a voluntary and charitable institution, Swarupanda Medical Education Centre, has been set up at g-ha Lane in Silchar on Friday. Addressing the iugural ceremony, Dr Sankar Bhattacharjee, FRCS (UK), honorary principal, who is also the founder of the medical education centre, said, “The main purpose behind building this medical education centre is to teach CPR technique to all healthcare professiols. There is a huge gap and loopholes in the healthcare system. Very few people know this technique. CPR can save lives and reduce deaths that occur due to sudden stopping of heart beats.”
“The human brain can survive 6 to 7 minutes without oxygen. So it is essential to pump the heart exterlly so that oxygen can be supplied to the brain. In all developed countries of the world, each and every healthcare professiol knows how to apply the technique. Even the receptionist at my chamber has been provided training on this life saving technique,” Dr Sankar Bhattacharjee added. He further said that he has no political affiliations. “Though I was once president of students’ union, I am not at all a political person. Swarupanda Medical Education Centre has nothing to do with the Government of India’s skill development schemes,” said Dr Bhattacharjee.
Dr Sankar Bhattacharjee said, “We are yet to get registration number. In order to get registered, one has to conduct an iugural ceremony. Iugurations are indispensable part. It will help this charitable organization to get registered. Moreover, various medical equipments and instruments are yet to be brought. Registration is necessary for that. As of now, the temporary committee of the medical centre consists of my family members only. I am hopeful that I will be able to serve people. We have limited resources at our disposal.”
Jyoti Prakash Das, retired principal, Karimganj College who also presided over the small function said, “I am feeling proud that Dr Sankar Bhattacharjee has taken such a noble, humanely and compassiote step. The great Swami Swarupanda himself was a great medical practitioner. He had great healing powers. In fact, late Bidhan Chandra Roy, the legendary doctor, used to refer patients to Swami Swarupanda. Swamiji’s contribution is beyond measure.” It was Jyoti Lal Chowdhury, senior jourlist and retired principal of Cachar College, Silchar, who threw light on Dr Sankar Bhattacharjee as a person. “It is relevant to mention here that Dr Bhattacharjee bid adieu to England to embrace India and serve the people of this country.”
“We Indians have mastered the English language now. It is quite contrary to what Lord Macaulay had said about us. He said that one day we would be treated as slaves. There are people of this country who teach English in England. What an irony of fate. People like Dr Sankar Bhattacharjee deserve special mention. He could have lived a king-sized life. Instead, he came here to serve the people of this town. The son of soil has come back. It is like Return of the tive,” said Jyoti Lal Chowdhury. He also added relevant information that 33% and 34% of doctors in Great Britain and the States respectively are Indians.
“Indians are globally wanted now. We are contributing in every field and are disciplined. We have the ability of make path breaking discoveries and inventions. Indians have the capacity to conquer the world,” Jyoti Lal Chowdhury added. Renowned surgeon Dr Kumar Kanti Das said, “In a American metropolitan, there is trauma centres at every nook and corner. Any accident spot is within 5 to 10 minutes from a trauma centre. It is indeed remarkable. I am hopeful that these dreams will also be fulfilled up in the near future. A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step.” The occasion was graced by the presence of dermatologist Dr Sujit Kumar ndi Purkayastha who was also the former principal of Silchar Medical College and Hospital and Dr Sankar Bhattacharjee, educationist and former principal, Women’s College, Silchar.