GMC Jammu organizes CME on Dengue fever

A CME on Dengue Fever was organized by the various departments of Govt. Medical College Jammu on Saturday. Speakers from the Department of Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Blood Transfusion addressed the audiences on the various aspects of Dengue fever.

Dr. Shashi Sudan Sharma, Principal GMC Jammu was the chief guest on the occasion.  She said that dengue is a mosquito-transmitted virus and the leading cause of arthropod-borne viral disease. “Prevention is better than Cure”, she added. We can save ourselves by using insect repellent; wear appropriate clothing and control mosquitoes inside and outside our homes and workplaces.


Dr. Akriti, PG resident from the department of Medicine gave a detailed presentation on the topic “Clinical Profile and Management of Dengue”. She told all the participants about the Signs & symptoms and phases of the Dengue fever, high risk group, Dengue Hemorrhagic fever, Dengue shock syndrome,  home care and Dengue complications.

Dr. Nazia Asgar from the department of Microbiology talked about the lab diagnosis of Dengue. She informed the participants regarding the various testing facilities available for the diagnosis of Dengue fever.


Dr. Shamim Malik from the department of Pathology gave a presentation on the Role of Pathogenesis and various Pathological tests regarding Dengue fever.  Dr. Preeti Sharma, senior resident from the department of Pediatrics talked about the Dengue fever in Pediatrics age group.

Dr. Anshu Mahajan from the department of blood transfusion deliberated upon various aspects on platelets and blood transfusion for Dengue patients.

Dr. Vijay Kundal, HOD Medicine; Dr. Ghanshyam Saini, HOD Pediatrics; Dr. Meena Sidhu, HOD Blood Transfusion; Dr. Rajiv Gupta, HOD Community Medicine, consultants and residents from various departments were also present during the occasion.