Pulmonologists and critical care specialists gathered in Ahmedabad under the auspices of the Kusum Dhirajlal (KD) Hospital Pulmonary and Critical Care conference emphasised the importance of caution in the face of rising H3N2 infections in Gujarat and India. On Saturday and Sunday, the KD Hospital, the Association of Physicians of Ahmedabad, the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Association of Chest Physicians of Gujarat hosted a two-day event.
The event featured 65 distinguished names from the country’s pulmonology and critical care medicine fields. Dr. Randeep Guleria, Ex-Director of AllMS, New Delhi; Dr. Ritesh Agarwal, Prof in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at PGI, Chandigarh; Dr. Sandeep Attawar, Director of Heart/Lung Transplantation at KIMS Hospitals, Hyderabad; and Dr. Raja Dhar, Director of Dept of Pulmonology at CMRI in Calcutta, among others, were among those present.
The team of pulmonologists- Dr Harjit Dumra, Dr Mukesh Patel, Dr Mansi Dandnaik, Dr Pradip Dabhi – at KD Hospital who are experts in lung transplant, interventional pulmonology and critical care shared their expertise and experiences during the conference. The faculties and office bearers of the respective associations released two white papers titled “Expert Consensus on Current Viral Infections” to increase awareness among the medical fraternity and the community regarding the subject.
MD of KD Hospital, Dr Adit Desai said, “There is an ongoing emergence of respiratory infections caused by viruses that have the potential to trigger epidemics or pandemics and we have observed the detrimental impacts of these diseases on both patients and their families.”