Message from the President's desk
Dr. Hrishikesh Pai
(Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India)
I feel truly blessed and humbled to be installed as 61st President of FOGSI of this huge esteemed organization in November last year. My presidential theme of this year is “Swasth Nari, Sukhi Nari” or “Healthy Woman, Happy Woman”. The first quarter of my Presidency have been exciting, frenetic and gratifying.
The last three months witnessed 5 major conferences including the FEMTEK 1, Mumbai; AICC- RCOG conference, Mumbai; FOGSI West Zone conference with Yuva, Ranthambore; 65th AICOG, Kolkata and FOGSI Funference – Adolescent Health, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
However, the high point of this first quarter had been the epic Nari Swasthya Janandolan Yatra and the Na Na Anaemia Bus Ride which was started in Rishikesh on 28th November and covered over 4000km in 21 cities over 40 days. The Yatra involved health camps, free blood tests and public forums in all these cities. I personally visited 20 out of 21 cities and we could touch nearly 6 crore people. All this would not have been possible without the support, dedication and blessings of our different FOGSI societies and members for which I want to thank each and every one of you from the core of my heart.
I also delivered 5 orations in different cities across India – AOGD, Delhi; AOGO Bhubaneshwar; SAGOG, Statue of Unity; RCOG Mumbai; Bihar & Jharkhand, Patna. In addition, numerous webinars, CMEs and camps were done by various committee chairpersons. We also inaugurated the Badlaav Clinic which aim to provide free checkups to women on 18th of every month.
The year ahead is also packed with many academic and fellowship activities. Click here to see the FOGSI Calendar of Events 2022-2023. I request you all to participate and get involved in these events in maximum capacities and make them successful. I hope to meet and interact with every one of you personally sometime during my tenure.
Dr. Hrishikesh D Pai