TINSUKIA, July 1: “Clinical examination is the preliminary assessment in medical diagnosis which is being ignored by the practitioners these days. About 40 per cent of disease can be diagnosed clinically,” said renowned gynecologist Dr B P Chaliha. He emphasized that learning process should not end after achieving a professional degree, at every stage a teacher could learn from students whom he taught, observed Dr Chaliha while inaugurating the Tinsukia District Forum of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (TDFOG) at Tinsukia on Friday evening.
Dr Altaf Ahmed, Joint Director of Health Services, Tinsukia, expressed concern over neonatal mortality, recording highest in the district and called upon the doctors to address the issue on priority. Dr M S Konwar, president of IMA Tinsukia, Dr Nareswar Dutta and Dr K R Dey also addressed the gathering among others. The programme also witnessed a cultural extravaganza and a violin recital by Dr Sanat Dutta which enthralled the audience. A 18-member committee of TDFOG was constituted with Dr Dilip Kr Gogoi and Dr Mohip Sahu as president and secretary respectively, informed Dr Pranab Jyoti Deka, vice-president of TDFOG.