Kasargod: A walkathon was held on the concluding day of the 41st All-Kerala Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 'AKCOG-2019" at Bekal, near here, on Sunday. The theme of the programme was 'reduce maternal mortality'. The 2-km walk was flagged off by Dr.P. Gopinathan, president-elect, Kerala Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (KFOG).
Addressing the closing ceremony of walkathon, Dr. V.P.Paily, senior obstetrician and gynaecologist said that World Health Organisation report shows that India has made commendable strides in reducing Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) to 130 per one lakh live births, which is well below the target. Kerala has the lowest MMR among Indian states, he said.
Gynaecologists and healthcare workers who are part of the fraternity participated.
The three-day meet attended by the largest assembly of gynaecologists, obstetrics, reproductive endocrinologists and fertility experts discussed the best procedures and practices across the world for improved treatment.
Scientific sessions were held in three parallel tracks. The meet discussed latest scientific developments in gynaecology, obstetrics, laparoscopy, infertility and reproductive medicine, oncology and several allied conditions and illnesses, Dr. Raghavendra Prasad, general convener of the conference, said....