A surgeon from Lucknow has been invited to deliver a series of lectures on surgery in Pakistan.
The invite has been sent by Dr. Abdul Aziz Laghari, professor and surgeon from the Pakistan chapter of the South Asian surgeons' body, the SAARC Surgical Care Society.
Confirming the invite, eminent city doctor Professor Rama Kant told IANS: "If all goes well, I will be in Pakistan by this month-end."
The surgeon would be delivering a lecture at the Liaqat Ali University in Karachi on March 30-31 on 'latest advancements in the management of ano-rectal problems'.
Another meet is scheduled at Lahore where Dr Rama Kant is slotted to address Pakistani surgeons on "evolution through innovation" and talk on 'surgical management of complications of pulmonary tuberculosis'
Besides Karachi and Lahore, Kant will also address a meet at Jamshoro town in Sindh province.
The agenda, Rama Kant says is to "learn from each other and share the giant strides technology has taken in surgery". He is happy that "such exchange of medical activities and innovations" was taking place across the border.
A former head of the Surgery department at Lucknow's King George's Medical College, Dr Rama Kant was recently nominated vice-president of the SAARC Surgical Care Society.
The SAARC Surgical Care Society, presently head quartered in Sri Lanka is an extensive body that connects surgeons across the SAARC countries - Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, the Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It has a strength of 40,000-plus surgeons, the majority of them coming from India. Pakistan adds up to about 800-plus surgeons in the body.