Presidential Message

President OGSSI – 2018

Dr. T.K. Shaanthy Gunasingh

Dear OGSSI’ans,

I am truly humbled by the honour bestowed upon me. It is indeed a blessing to occupy the post adorned by stalwarts like Sir A.L. Mudaliar and Prof. M.K.K. Menon. I am extremely grateful for the overwhelming support I have received and this encouragement has got my team and me rearing to go!

OGSSI will continue to honour not only the OGSSI’an doyens but also to warmly welcome the young OGSSI’ans into our fold. Youngsters will be given a platform to present their oratorical skills so that they can become YUVA FOGSI orators later.

The theme for my tenure is “Prevent, Progress and Achieve”. We know the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Bill Gates wisely stated that “treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.” Creating awareness among people and doctors alike is taking a huge stride towards prevention. Various health days are being celebrated worldwide purported to sensitise the masses about common health problems. OGSSI shall take the celebration of these health days to the next level and spread the message of prevention to one and all.

We celebrated International Women’s day at Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Institute of Social Obstetrics and in North Madras where a walkathon, medical camp and multiple health talks were conducted. On World Health Day, a Pap smear camp was conducted. A rally was conducted on World Deworming Day. We gave awareness talks to nursing students and distributed deworming tablets to all. On International Nurses’ Day, we held health talks and promoted health check-up for nurses. We look to celebrate the other health days with the same fervour.

Next FOGSI National Conference is going to be held in the nearby Bengaluru. OGSSI requests its enterprising and eligible members to apply for FICOG.

FOGSI offers innumerable awards and prizes to its members every year. It would be a matter of pride if our members receive these laurels. Hence, I urge you to peruse the website and work towards receipt of these prizes.

With this thought, I think we have hit the ground running. There is a lot more to come and a lot more to achieve this year. But for now, as they say, well begun is half done! I let this thought linger until next time!

Dr. T.K. Shaanthy Gunasingh

President OGSSI – 2018