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Mangaluru, Mar 3 : The Department of General Surgery, Father Muller Medical College, conducted “Dr. P. Venkat Rao Memorial state level Postgraduate Quiz” for postgraduate students in General Surgery on 29.02.2020 at 1.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. in Hospital Conference Hall. Dr. P. Venkat Rao Memorial PG quiz was started in the year 2009, this year being the Decennial year of the quiz. The quiz was the brain child of Dr. P. Sathyamoorthy Aithala who was then Head of the Department.

Students from various Medical Colleges in Karnataka consisting of 40 teams (2 members each) participated in the quiz. The inaugural programme began with a prayer song by Dr. Janine Diana Miranda and Dr. Nayan Pinto, second year Postgraduates. The welcome address was delivered by Dr. Leo Francis Tauro, the organizing chairman, Professor and head of the department of General Surgery. The function was presided over by Rev. Fr. Richard Coelho, Director, Father Muller Charitable Institutions. The lamp lighting was done by the dignitaries on the dais.

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The Chief Guest of the function, Dr. Alfred J. Augustine, reputed surgeon, Professor of General Surgery and Additional Dean, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore was introduced to the gathering by Dr. Rakesh Rai, Professor & Unit Head, Department of General Surgery.

Dr. Alfred J. Augustine in his inaugural speech congratulated the Institution and the department for remembering the hero of the General Surgery Department, Late Dr. P. Venkat Rao. He was honoured and privileged to be the Chief Guest during the Decennial year of Dr. P. Venkat Rao Memorial quiz, He remembered the great services rendered by Dr. P. Venkat Rao at Father Muller Hospital, Mangalore. He recollected his sweet memories with few of the Father Muller General Surgery department staff members during his student days and as a colleague. He stressed on the importance of participating in quizzes.

The Director, Rev. Fr. Richard Coelho, in his Presidential address congratulated the department of General Surgery for conducting the quiz in memory of the surgeon par excellence and a General Surgeon in true sense Late Dr. P. Venkat Rao and wished the participants good luck. He appreciated the chief guest for his cordial relation with his colleagues in the General Surgery department of Father Muller’s.

Dr. John Joseph S. Martis, Professor & Unit Head and Organizing Secretary proposed the vote of thanks. Dr. J.P. Alva, Dean, Father Muller Medical College, Rev. Fr. Rudolf Ravi D’Sa, Administrator, Father Muller Medical College Hospital and Rev. Fr. Ajith Menezes, Administrator, Father Muller Medical College were present during the inauguration. Rev. Fr. Nelson Dheeraj Pais. Assistant Administrator, Dr. Udaya Kumar, Medical Superintendent, Dr. Padmaja Udaya Kumar, Vice Dean, Dr. Anil Gomes, Deputy Chief Superintendent and Rev. Sr. Janet D’Souza, Chief Nursing Officer were also present during the function.

During this occasion the senior faculty Dr. John Joseph S. Martis, Dr. Clement R.S. D’Souza and Dr. Leo Francis Tauro were felicitated for their meritorious service of two decades in the institution.

Dr. Chirag Pereira was the quiz master. The quiz consisted of a preliminary selection round followed by a final quiz of 5 rounds with the top 5 teams. The final quiz consisted of five rounds which included case presentation, viva-voce, gammath (fun) rounds, clinical ward and surgery - operative videos (buzzer round).

The first prize won by Dr. Pradyumna S.R. & Dr. Vivekanand, B.M. Patil Medical College, Bijapur. The Second prize won by Dr. U. Prashanth and Dr. Sharanya Shetty, A.J. Shetty Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore. Third prize won by Dr. Harsha S. Poojary and Dr. Priyanka K., A.J. Shetty Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore.

The prize distribution was done by the HOD and Senior Faculty members of the department. The programme was compered by Dr. Supriya Pinto and Dr. Sriranjani, final year Postgraduates. All the staff members and postgraduates from the department of General Surgery attended the programme. A total 150 members participated in the programme. It was well appreciated by the participants.

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