Dr. Swaminathan visits CCHRC, talks on “How health research and data can improve health systems”.

Dr. Swaminathan visits CCHRC, talks on “How health research and data can improve health systems”.

Cachar Cancer Hospital & Research Centre organised the 4th “Dr. Krishnamurthi Memorial Oration” on the 6th of October, 2017, acknowledging Dr. S. Krishnamurthi’s pioneering efforts towards understanding and treating cancer.

The Research wing of CCHRC, “Dr. S. Krishnamurthi Centre for Research & Education in Cancer (SKCREC)”, was established in 2013 to oversee all research and educational activities in the hospital. The centre is christened after Dr. S. Krishnamurthi and also owes its foundational philosophy to the doyen of Oncology in India. Dr. Krishnamurthi devoted all his time and energy working to prevent and treat cancer, and was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri for the same.

The speaker at the event was Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), who spoke extensively on “How health research and data can improve health systems”. She has been recently appointed as the Deputy Director-General (Programmes), World Health Organization.

Dr. Swaminathan discussed an array of health-related issues across India and spoke enthusiastically about tuberculosis and cancer prevention. She further laid emphasis on medical research, data collection and scientific publication.

“Today’s research is tomorrow’s treatment.” – said Dr. Swaminathan, re-emphasising on Dr.Krishnamurthi’s mantra.

Later, at the end of the Q&A session, Dr.K.P. Chakraborty, Chairman, Cachar Cancer Hospital Society and Dr.Lakshmanan S, Deputy Commissioner, Cachar, Assam, handed over the prestigious Dr. S. Krishnamurthi Award to Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, followed by a brief media interaction session.

Team CCHRC congratulates Dr. Swaminathan on her recent appointment and wishes her all the best in her endeavours.Team CCHRC also thanks all the guests and dignitaries for their gracious presence and active participation.

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