Ajit Shroff, former dean of GMCH, passes away

  • | Friday | 22nd September, 2023

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: Veteran surgeon and former dean of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Dr Ajit Shroff passed away on Wednesday morning. He was 78, and had been suffering from cancer for the past few years. Son of late freedom fighter Govindbhai Shroff, Ajit Shroff completed his MBBS from the GMCH here in 1969, and later completed postgraduate studies in anatomy in 1978. Shroff served at the GMCH in different capacities before retiring as the dean. Later, he joined the MGM Medical College Hospital and served as its medical director. He is survived by his wife Dr Usha, son Dr Gautam and daughter Dr Shivani along with grandchildren among other family members. The last rites were performed at the Kailas Nagar crematorium on Wednesday evening. TNNWe also published the following articles recentlyLab, isolation ward opens at GMCHA modern isolation ward and diagnostic labs were inaugurated at GMCH in Chandigarh. The department of pulmonary medicine adopted six patients under the Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan. In another news, the strike by junior resident doctors at GMCH has caused longer waiting times for patients. The Resident Doctors Association (RDA) protested for the implementation of central pay scales and ended the strike after their file was moved and approved by the UT health secretary. President of India will visit GMCH to inaugurate its 75th anniversary celebrations.OMG 2 actor Sunil Shroff passes away; CINTAA pays tributeSunil Shroff, a 62-year-old actor, passed away in Mumbai on September 14. The cause of his death is unknown. He had recently appeared in the successful film Oh My God 2 alongside Pankaj Tripathi and Akshay Kumar. Prior to his death, he had shared a picture with his co-star, Pankaj Tripathi, on August 16. Sunil Shroff had also worked in other projects such as Shiddat, Abhay, and The Final Call. The Cine & TV Artistes Association expressed their condolences for his demise.No protocol breached during HIV+ child surgery: GMCHHospital officials have stated that there was no breach of protocol during the operation of a child who was found HIV positive at a government hospital in Chandigarh. The seven-year-old patient had been admitted for an ear infection and was later found to be HIV positive after surgery. The hospital officials have mentioned that there are no guidelines in the country to test patients for HIV before surgery, but universal precautions are taken to protect healthcare workers. The patient has been referred to another hospital for treatment.

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