Arunachal doctors receive Christian Medical College fellowship
Itanagar: Dr Gomi Basar and Dr Obang Perme of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences, Naharlagun near here, were conferred post-MD fellowship in diabetes management, while Dr Tani Siram from Bakin Pertin General Hospital, Pasighat in East Siang district was conferred in family medicine by the Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore in Tamil Nadu during the convocation and centenary celebration of the institute on Saturday.
Dr Basar and Dr Perme are the first two physicians from Arunachal Pradesh to have specialized in diabetes from the CMC, under Dr Nihal Thomas, head of the institute’s endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism department.
Dr Siram is also the first from the state to have specialized in family medicine from the CMC. India recorded 72 million diabetes patients in 2017, and the figure is expected to be nearly double by 2025.
In Arunachal Pradesh, the burden of diabetes and pre-diabetes together is about 18%, which is alarmingly high, a press release informed here on Sunday.