Guwahati, February 7, 2015: Continuing the saga of pioneering medical practices in North East India, GNRC hospitals has now conducted the first Continuing Medical Education (CME)  on Stem Cell therapy in the region. Non-communicable diseases like diabetes, osteoarthritis, stroke, chronic renal failure, congestive cardiac failure, myocardial infarction, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have assumed epidemic proportions  in North East, leading to thousands of deaths every year. Many of these deaths can potentially be prevented through stem cell therapy. GNRC hospitals, the first super-specialty hospital in North East, pioneers stem cell therapy by conducting the first procedure in December 2014. To understand the role of stem cells in regeneration of degenerative disorders and how it can benefit the people in North East, GNRC Hospitals, in association with ReeLabs – the only stem cell company in Northeast India that currently offers stem cell banking, stem cell preservation and stem cell therapy under one roof – successfully conducted the Continuing Medical Education (CME) at GNRC Dispur on February 7, 2015.

Over hundred doctors, aspiring to enhance health care delivery system attended the event. The event was graced by Mr. Sunil Pophle, Managing Director of ReeLabs, Mumbai. Dr. Abhijit S. Bopardikar, Director and Technical Head of ReeLabs in the lecture on Stem Cell Therapy emphasized the role of Stem Cell in treating neurological and other degenerative disorders. He also highlighted the potential of stem cells to relieve or reverse previously incurable diseases is literally changing the face of medicine today.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Nomal Chandra Borah, Chairman cum Managing Director, GNRC, said, “On behalf of all the participants in the event, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Abhijit S. Bopardikar for sharing with us knowledge about Stem Cell Theraphy. There has been a rapid growth of stem cell therapy in India. It is not being overambitious to believe that stem cell therapy in India and the world could one day replace the expensive, painstakingly protracted and routinely ineffective conventional therapy for treating a multitude of acute and chronic ailments. As a medical professional,  we  need  continuous information about the recent developments in the field of medical science not only to educate ourselves but also to keep abreast of the  latest  trends  which ultimately translates into better  patient care  in  the  long run.”

Dr. Borah emphasized that looking at the need for addressing the growing burden of non-communicable diseases, no-hope neurological disorders and other degenerative disorders, “As conscionable members of society, we at GNRC organises number of such CME programmes through  the year. The main objective of these is to educate  and update  our professional  colleagues about the recent advancements in the medical field. – to progress in the direction of our guiding principle – ‘Health for All and Smiles for All,” he added.

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