14th Annual Conference of the Indian Railway Public Health Association Conference was organised by the Medical Department of Southern Railway has been inaugurated today (22.08.2013) at Hotel The Aruna Chennai, Sterling Road, Chennai. Shri Rakesh Misra, General Manager, Southern Railway inaugurated the conference.Dr. G. Narayanan, Additional General Manager, Southern Railway, Dr. V.K. Ramteke, Retd. Director General (RHS), Railway Board, Dr. R.K. Jain, Joint Secretary, IPHA (Railways) along with PHODs and HODs of Southern Railway and ICF, office bearers of IRPHA and IPHA were participated.150 delegates from all over Indian Railway also participated in the conference.Dr. S. Ram Prakash, Chief Medical Director, Southern Railway welcomed the gathering.This conference will continue tomorrow also (23rd August 2013).
In the conference, there will be 10 sessions by eminent public health specialists on various important public health issues and one panel discussion on alcohol and substance abuse disorder management in industrial organisations.Fifteen free scientific papers will bepresented by Indian Railway Medical Services (IRMS) doctors.At the end of the conference, based on the deliberations, recommendations will be submitted by the IRPHAto Railway Board for favourable consideration to implement, so as to benefit the railway beneficiaries and railway users.