Nagpur : Praising the contribution of Government Dental College and Hospital (GDCH) as far as oral cancer awareness is concerned, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “Now, upgradation of existing facility and upcoming super speciality hospital will change the face of dentistry in the region. This will double the existing capacity of this 50 year old College and Government will support GDCH to get it developed.”
Fadnavis was speaking during the unveiling of plaque of bhoomipujan of construction of dental super specialty hospital held at GDCH on Friday.
Union Minister of Surface Transport Nitin Gadkari, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, MLA Dr Milind Mane, MLC Dr Parinay Fuke, Mayor Nanda Jichkar, Medical Education Secretary Dr Sanjay Mukherjee, Joint Directors of Medical Education Dr Prakash Wakode and Dr Vivek Pakhmode, Dean of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) Dr Abhimanyu Niswade, Dean of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH) Dr Ajay Keolia, President of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Institute of Medical Science, Research and Human Resources Dr Viral Kamdar, Dean of GDCH Dr Sindhu Ganvir were seated on dais.
It was Fadnavis who had initiated the proposal of super speciality hospital during monsoon session this year. He said that upgradation of GDCH would help in treating oral cancer cases very efficiently. Expressing concern over rising cases of oral cancer, Fadanvis pointed out, “Nagpur has become the capital of oral cancer due to kharra and tobacco chewing. Fortunately GDCH has done lot of work in bringing awareness about this dreaded disease in masses. The team of GDCH regularly visits rural area and tell people about the ill-hazards of tobacco chewing. Considering this aspect, Oral Cancer Treatment Centre will be created at dental Super Speciality hospital.”
Fadnavis informed the audience that upgradation of GDCH would help increasing the Under Graduate intake from 50 to 100. Dr Sanjay Mukherjee gave introductory speech. Renuka Deshkar compered the programme and Dr Sindhu Ganvir proposed a vote of thanks.