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To commemorate the Foundation Day of Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, the 35th Annual Day was celebrated on 5th of December, 2017 with a great zeal and enthusiasm. Dr. Haseeb A. Drabu,   Hon’ble Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment, J&K graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Ms. Asiea Naqash, Hon’ble Minister of State for Health & Medical Education was the Guest of Honor. Prof. M. S. Khuroo, Former Director & Dean and Member, Governing Body, SKIMS was the Special Guest on the occasion.

The function started with the Sher-i-Kashmir Memorial Oration which was delivered by Prof. M.S. Khuroo, an Internationally Renowned Gastroenterologist. Prof. Khuroo spoke on the importance of Biomedical Research and its relevance in the present day scenario. He also emphasized that lack of high-tech infrastructure should not deter a scientist from carrying the need based medical research.

Dr. Haseeb A. Drabu, the Chief Guest recognized the SKIMS as one of the most successful and leading Institutions in the State, which has a history of having delivered world class services during times of difficulties and adversities. He emphasized for the greater Financial and Administrative Autonomy for SKIMS and such other Institutions of learning. He suggested the need of compiling a Treatise depicting the historical growth of SKIMS in the last three and a half decades. He later on released the 35th Annual Report of the SKIMS.

Ms. Asiea Naqash, the Guest of Honour lauded the efforts of faculty and rest of the Institute Staff for their tremendous contribution towards the better Patient Care. She also requested the Hon’ble Finance Minister to lend all possible financial support for upliftment of SKIMS.

Prof. A. G. Ahangar, Director SKIMS & Ex-Officio Secretary to Government threw light on the achievements made by SKIMS during the year 2016-17 on various fronts towards up-gradation and establishment of various patient care facilities; such as PET CT Scan, New Digital Cardiac Cath Lab, State-of-the-Art Equipment, High Energy Linear Accelerator, Digital Subtraction Angiography Lab, 100 bedded Maternity Hospital, Five Additional Emergency Theatres, Extension of Accident & Emergency (Phase I, II & III) and Extension of OPD Block and 120 bedded State Cancer Institute. He thanked the Hon’ble Finance Minister for full financial and other logistic support to the SKIMS. He specially thanked him for extending his support towards establishing a State Level Medical University and further understanding and contribution to the Dream Project of Cashless Care at SKIMS and State Health Insurance for one and all that was debated in 43rd meeting of the Governing Body of SKIMS held on 26th of October, 2016.

Dean, Faculty of Medicine, SKIMS presented his report on the Academic Achievements and Activities during the year 2016-17. He gave the brief profile about the degrees granted by the SKIMS Deemed University.

Prof. Riyaz Untoo, Principal, SKIMS Medical College, Bemina highly appreciated the efforts of the Director, SKIMS & Ex-Officio Secretary to Government for his support on various fronts particularly in upgrading the Infrastructure and Manpower at SKIMS, Medical College, Bemina.

Prof. M. Afzal Wani, Former HOD, Neurosurgery, Dean, SKIMS & Principal, SKIMS Medical College was awarded Life Time Achievement Award for his remarkable contribution in establishing and nurturing the Department of Neurosurgery at SKIMS.

On this occasion, the Employees belonging to various cadres were honored with awards for their achievements in academics, research and other fields.  Overall, the celebrations concluded on a happy note encouraging the Scholars to establish further milestones in the journey of success to make the SKIMS as “CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE”.

The efforts of Organizing Chairman, Prof. Tariq A. Gojwari, and Organizing Secretary, Prof. Irfan Robbani were applauded by one and all for making the event a Grant Success.

At the end, Prof. Irfan Robbani presented Vote of Thanks.



Issued through PRO, SKIMS





Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 December 2017 12:36

Director SKIMS & EOSG

Prof. A. G. Ahangar
Director SKIMS & Ex-Officio Secretary to Government

Dean Medical Faculty

Prof. Altaf R. Kirmani
Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Medical Superintendent

Prof. Syed Amin Tabish
Medical Superintendent

Teaching Activities


TIME : 03:00 PM
Department :
Gastroenterology – II, SKIMS, Soura
Presenter :Dr. Ankush
[P.G. 3rdYear Deptt. Of Gen Medicine]
Clinician In-Charge :
Dr. Jaswinder Singh
[Prof. Gastroenterology-II]
Moderator :
Dr. Ajaz Ahmad Malik [Professor Endocrine Surgery]
Venue : SKIMS Auditorium


TIME: 09:30 AM
Case / Topic :
“Non Communicable Disease Control ” A Comprehensive approach.
Department :
Community Medicine
Presenter :
Dr. Showkat A. Khan [Senior Resident]
Clinician In-Charge :
Dr. Roh-ul-Jabeen Shah [Addl. Prof. Community Medicine]
Moderators :
Prof. Rafi A. Jan
[Department of General Medicine]
Prof. Bashir A. Fomda
[Deptt. Of Microbiology]
Venue: SKIMS Auditorium

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