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Human compassion on the edge of surgeon’s knife

He is no longer among his near and dear ones. Even his motherland does not beckon him. But in heart and soul, he still loves Assam where he was born and brought up. Yes, we are talking of Dr Sushil Kumar Jain whom the GenX in Assam hardly know. He is an internationally acclaimed Anorectal, Laparoscopy and Gastroenterology Surgeon presently working at Worlds Forth famous Health Institute Apollo Indraprastha Hospital in New Delhi who basically hails from a nondescript place of South Kamrup of Assam.

Dr. Jain is the first Assamese who started laparoscopic surgery in the country after qualifying formal training from Middlesex Hospital in United Kingdom. He completed his MBBS from Guwahati Medical College and Hospital in 1982 and finally did MS from same the institution in 1988.

After finishing his super specialization colorectal surgery at World’s Most Prestigious St. Mark Hospital, London he came to India and strengthen his skill of surgical hand working in association with world famous Colorectal Surgeon Dr. Promod Kumar Jhawar at Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai.

Dr. Jain recently visited Assam on 13 May 2016 following a public invitation for inaugurating a cultural evening at Komarkuchi at Kamrup district of Assam on occasion of Bohag Bihu (a traditional spring festival of Assam). On the occasion of this colourful event he was honoured and conferred title as “Manyobor Probashi Asomiya (most adored nonresident Assamese)” by Komarkuchi Youth Club.

People felicitated Dr. Jain defying drizzle and showered no less praise on him to show the immense popularity in the Northeastern region of India. An elated Jain said it was his life time mission to work for Assamese people in abroad. He said that as a people’s physician, he will dedicate his life for the good of people Assam. Dr. Jain said that the honour given to him by people of Komarkuchi shall always be much precious to him as it was awarded to him by his own native people of Assam.

Prior to it Dr. Jain was conferred Dr. Ambedkar Sewashree National Award, Surgery Ratna award and Shrawak Ratna Award. Dr. Jain, who is much known as “Ambassador to the People of Assam” was felicitated by Guwahati Press Club as “Guest of the Month” in 2011.

Internationally reputed Dr. Jain is now holding several international portfolios in public health sector. He is presently acting as Secretary of World Association of Hepato- pancreato Biliary Surgery. He is also the Fellow in Royal Society of Health, London.

Interestingly on 11th of May 2016, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), an autonomous governing body of Karbi Anglong district of Assam, has appointed him as Honorary Advisor to the Central Medical Advisory Board for his distinguish service for people of Assam even though he is living in abroad.

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