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Health Secretary vows support for IFS efforts on infertility awareness, academic research Felicitates Dr Syed Sajjad; first from J&K to be elected to NIFS Council

SRINAGAR, MAY 29: In recognition of Dr Syed Sajjad’s achievement as the first doctor from Jammu & Kashmir elected to the Governing Council of National Indian Fertility Society (IFS) as its Additional Joint Secretary, Secretary Health and Medical Education, Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah, today felicitated the leading IVF expert.
The felicitation ceremony, organized by the Indian Fertility Society, witnessed participation of over 90 gynaecologists from various medical institutions of the valley including LD Hospital, SKIMS Trust Hospital, SKIMS MCH, JLNM Hospital and other district hospitals of Health Services Kashmir. The ceremony also marked installation of new IFS Kashmir Chapter team with Dr Samiya Mufti, a reputed gynaecologist and Head of Unit at LD Hospital, assuming the role of Chapter Secretary.
The highlight of the evening was a captivating performance by a group of girls from the J&K Cultural Academy, adding a cultural flair to the proceedings.
In his address, IFS President, Professor Pankaj Talwar, who was the guest of honour at the event, lauded Dr Syed Sajjad as the “backbone of the Indian Fertility Society”, underscoring his vital contributions to the field.
Founder Secretary, IFS Kashmir, Dr Syed Sajjad in his vote of thanks was overwhelmed with the gracious presence and assurances of the Secretary Health and Medical Education inspite of his very busy schedule. He emphasized the strengthening of fertility care on grassroots level where the Indian Fertility Society will be on forefront with the health and medical education department of JK UT.
In a bid to address the pressing issue of Infertility in Kashmir, Dr Syed also assured and showed his readiness in starting weekly one day free IFS Infertility camps at LD Hospital Srinagar in addition to other district hospitals of Kashmir.
The Health Secretary pledged ongoing coordination and logistical support for the IFS to sustain their academic activities and infertility awareness camps across J&K.
Furthermore, plans were unveiled for an International Conference on ART & Reproductive Medicine to be held in Srinagar, with international delegates from USA, Europe and Canada participating in the event.

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