This was my second visit to the Lahore Children’s Hospital, Pakistan; the earlier one was in October 2015. On this occasion I was accompanied by my dear friend and colleague Tanya Collin-Histed, Chief Executive of the UK Gauchers Association. We were guests of Professor Cheema in the Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology.
I visited SGPGI (Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences) Lucknow from 14-16 February, where I was a guest of Professor Shubha Phadke in the Department of Medical Genetics. The department developed the first DM program in Medical Genetics in India. Its alumni are now heading departments all over the country. There is also a highly developed laboratory. For more information please see their website links as above.
The SGPGI has a beautiful campus, very quiet, with excellent security. Accommodation is provided to the residents on the campus. Altogether the atmosphere is very stimuating and conducive to study.
During my stay I did a clinic, where cases were presented by the postgraduate students, and gave a few lectures. Some pictures from the visit are attached.