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Workshop at TMH focuses on advanced radio frequency procedures for pain

Jamshedpur, May 10: The Pain Clinic at Tata Main Hospital(TMH) has been treating patients with pain related disorders since 2007.

It is the first hospital in Jharkhand to provide a structured pain management programme with both OPD and interventional services.

The pain physicians in addition to treating patients with medications also perform procedures in the form of injections to reduce or relieve pain and help patients return quickly to everyday activity without relying on pain medications.

Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, inaugurated the Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on Interventional Pain Management organised by the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Tata Main Hospital on 10th May, 2015 at Tata Main Hospital auditorium.

Lieutenant General (Retired) Dr G Ramdas, General Manager, Medical Services was the Guest of Honour.

This workshop was organised with the unstinting support and guidance of Dr D P Samaddar, Chief Medical indoor Services and Chief Anesthesiologist, Tata Main Hospital. Dr Gautam Das, Director, Daradia Pain Clinic Kolkata and Dr Ashok Jadon, HOD Anesthesia, Tata Motors Hospital were the invited faculties for the CME.

It was attended by doctors of Tata Main Hospital and medical practitioners of the city of Jamshedpur from
varying specialties.

To upgrade the ongoing interventional pain services provided at Tata Main Hospital a workshop was also conducted in Main Operation theatre of Tata Main Hospital. The workshop focused on advanced radio frequency procedures for chronic neck, low back and knee pain.

A basic procedure for chronic low back pain and osteoarthritis were also performed. The objective of the programme was to improve the awareness amongst the attending clinicians about the role of Interventional Pain Management in treatment of chronic pain.

The Pain Clinic at Tata Main Hospital manages 250 patients annually and has performed 300 interventional
procedures since 2011.

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