General Hospital could be uplinked with AIIMS: Prof Tabin

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Itanagar, Nov 26 (UNI): With the world shrinking into a global village, opportunities for uplinking and integrating Arunachal Pradesh with rest of the world seems to have brightened.

The latest good news for the state in the sphere of health is that the General Hospital at Naharlagun could be uplinked through telemedicine directly with the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

While interacting with media during the recently concluded All Arunachal Pradesh Doctor's Association (APDA) meet, the lone AIIMS faculty member from Arunachal Pradesh, assistant professor of forensic medicine and toxicology Dr. Millo Tabin said that if the state Government pursued the matter earnestly there was no reason why the people could not receive the best of medical treatments and advise through telemedicine from AIIMS directly.

'' Presently the AIIMS director Dr. D.K Dogra is also the head of forensic medicine department and I could actively liase between AIIMS and our state government to let the good thing happen'', he said.

The proposal is all the more significant as it is in tandem with the announcement of state Governor Gen. (Retd) J.J Singh who had also vouched for a cardiologist being posted here on deputation basis during the same meet.

An alumnus of Vivekananda School from Arunachal Pradesh, MBBS from JIPMER, Puducherry and M.D in forensic medicine and toxicology from AIIMS, Dr. Tabin has been working as a regular faculty member at the apex health institute of the country for the past ten years.

While referring to his presentation with DIG Robin Hibu at the conference, the latter had highlighted that there were more than 200 medico-legal cases pending at various courts throughout the state for want of expert forensic opinions.

'' This is a huge figure for a relatively crime-free state like Arunachal Pradesh and such cases could be disposed of urgently if requisite forensic experts were made available', pointed out Dr Tabin.

On some of the significant and sensitive cases handled by him, Dr. Tabin informed that he had been part of the joint forensic expert team and the CBI that studied the Godhra carnage case of Gujarat, Jessica Lall murder case of Delhi and the more recent Nandigram shootout case of West Bengal.

'' In the Nandigram case there were conflicting versions of police and the victims. We have asked the police to submit the clothes of the victims to verify whether it was a case of bomb blast as told by police or it was a case of police firing as alleged by the victims,'' he disclosed.

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