|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 155
Report on the launch of Journal of Medical Evidence
Ajeet Singh Bhadoria, Ravi Kant, Samiran Nundy
All India Institute if Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
|Date of Submission||18-Sep-2020|
|Date of Decision||28-Sep-2020|
|Date of Acceptance||28-Sep-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||15-Dec-2020|
Prof. Ravi Kant
Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Bhadoria AS, Kant R, Nundy S. Report on the launch of Journal of Medical Evidence. J Med Evid 2020;1:155
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh, launched the 'Journal of Medical Evidence (JME)' on the afternoon of 15 August 2020, India's 74 Independence Day.
Prof. Vinod Paul, a member of the National Institution for Transforming India Aayog, the Chief Guest for the function, was welcomed by Prof. Ravi Kant, Director, AIIMS, Rishikesh, through a virtual platform.
The inaugural function started with a speech by Prof. Samiran Nundy, the President of AIIMS, Rishikesh, who said that we started a journal not only to encourage research and publication but also to improve the quality of patient care and attract the best students. He said that if AIIMS, Rishikesh, wants to eventually become one of the world's leading institutions, it must encourage its faculty to publish high-quality research papers because this is a major criterion used by all the international ranking systems to assess medical schools.
The second suggestion he made was that we should start a liver transplant programme to make the procedure more widely accessible and affordable for those in need. At present, 98% of the transplants in India are done in the private sector at a cost of 20–40 lakh rupees. Therefore, due to such high cost, liver transplantation is not affordable to majority of the middle class and the poor.
Prof. Vinod Paul addressed the gathering through a virtual platform and congratulated the institute for the journal's launch [Figure 1]. In his inaugural speech, he thanked AIIMS, Rishikesh, for inviting him and expressed his gratitude to Prof. Samiran Nundy for his guidance during his undergraduate training in AIIMS, Delhi. Prof. Paul appreciated the institute's dedication to patient care, innovative teaching and its recent important contributions towards innovations in undergraduate medical education, assessment methods and medical research. He also praised the efforts made by the institute for its contribution towards controlling and managing the COVID-19 pandemic. He further praised Prof. Nundy's efforts as a pioneer role in medical journalism in this country, who had also started The National Medical Journal of India (NMJI). He added that the NMJI was a great contribution to medical research in India, and he hoped that the JME would also have a similar impact.
|Figure 1: The launch ceremony of the Journal of Medical Evidence by Prof. Vinod Paul, a member of the National Institution for Transforming India Aayog|
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Prof. Ravi Kant, Director, AIIMS, Rishikesh, expressed his gratitude to Prof. Samiran Nundy for taking the initiative to help start the institute's medical journal and to Prof. Vinod Paul for launching the first issue. He also praised the work of Dr. Ajeet Singh Bhadoria, the Managing Editor and the Editorial Board, consisting of many national and international experts for their constant help in making the first issue of the journal a success.
He hoped that the JME would make a major contribution to improving healthcare in Uttarakhand and the rest of India [Video 1]
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