Dr Giorgi Pkhakadze, Professor and Head, School of Public Health at the David Tvildiani Medical University visited St Stephen"s Hospital, Tis Hazari, New Delhi, India on 27-10-2017, while on his official visit with Government of India on the occasion of the 11th International Association for Adolescent Health Congress held in New Delhi. The United Nations General Secretary"s Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) convened a symposium on October 28 to present the IAP"s 2017 report, Transformative Accountability for Adolescents, and engage participants on how to take the IAP"s findings and recommendations forward. IAP Members, Professor Giorgi Pkhakadze, briefed the audience on the report"s main calls for action, affirming adolescents as the central promise for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Professor Pkhakadze visited our graduate Dr Mohamed Sheedh in Department of Medicine at St Stephen"s Hospital. On his visit he met various officials of the Hospital including Dr John Punnose - Head of Department of Endocrinology, Dr Shamim Akhtar - Chief of Respiratory Medicine, Dr Nidhi Sharma – Head of Department of Dermatology, Dr Pankaj – Consultant in Department of ENT, Dr Leiyami Kaser – Senior Consultant in the Department of Medicine, Dr Rajender CMO in Emergency Medicine. Professor Pkhakadze also had brief interaction with doctors in various residency programs including Dr Rizwan, Senior resident in Medicine, Dr Ravi from Surgery, Dr Jennifer junior resident in Dermatology.
Professor Pkhakadze visited various departments, intensive care units, in-patient and outpatient facilities in the hospital. St Stephen"s Hospital is the oldest and one of the largest private Hospitals in New Delhi. Established in 1885, it has a capacity of about 600 beds, and is a super specialty tertiary care hospital offering care in all specialties and most super specialties.
Apart from treating patients, the Hospital is running training programmes in various specialty and super specialty courses affiliated to the National Board of Examinations and recognized by the Medical Council of India.
In addition, many young aspirants are trained each year in General Nursing and Midwifery and in Allied health professional Courses. B.Sc. Nursing has been recently introduced.
The Hospital is equipped with modern Imaging modalities, Operation theatres, ICUs and Laboratories providing 24 hours emergency services.
Professor Pkhakadze was glad to find out that our graduate is doing a fine job and wished him all the success.