J&K doctor couple dare devastating floods to attend global summit in city

J&K doctor couple dare devastating floods to attend global summit in city
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Daring the unprecedented floods, a Kashmiri doctor couple reached Hyderabad to attend the ‘Global Cancer Conference and Medicare Summit 2014’, currently underway at HICC in Madhapur.

Daring the unprecedented floods, a Kashmiri doctor couple reached Hyderabad to attend the ‘Global Cancer Conference and Medicare Summit 2014’, currently underway at HICC in Madhapur.

“We battled floods and our houses were half inundated. We had to travel by a boat, a mini truck, take help from fellow citizens to reach the airport with great difficulty to come to Hyderabad. All the approach roads to the airport were blocked,” said Dr Talib Khan, who is an assistant professor in the department of anesthesia at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences.

Doctor Dr Talib Khan and Dr Shaqul Qamar from Jammu Kashmir

“It is because of my wife Dr Shaqul Amar, an assistant professor in radiation oncology at the same institute, and her love and dedication for the subject that we could travel so far,” he informed.

“There were many doctors who wanted to make it to the conference, but couldn't do so as they witnessed devastating floods like never before. My wife didn't want to miss it because it was the biggest ever three-day global cancer conference where she got to meet the most distinguished cancer specialists from across the globe,” the doctor added.

Talking about her experience at the conference, Dr Shaqul Amar said, “The theme of the conference ‘Recent Advances in Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy’ was the most interesting. Besides, I was part of the organising committee of the conference. So there was no way, neither rain nor tempest, could have stopped me from coming here.”

Dr Shaqul Qamar was felicitated at the conference by the organisers for her support.

“I am glad that I could make it to the conference. We heard a lot about Hyderabad but this is the first time that we are witnessing it. People here are friendly and very cooperative. It is a pollution free city,” noted the doctor.

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