Anwesha Saha and Sabir Islam, both students of Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH), won Daring Debates 2017 competition held in Guwahati on Monday, January 23. Held at GMCH campus exclusively for medical students on the issue of ethics in healthcare titled “Medical Oath: A moral compass no more”, students from different medical colleges took part in the competition.
The winning team from Guwahati will be travelling to Goa for the face-off at the finale at Difficult Dialogues to be held in International Centre, Goa on February 12, 2017 featuring senior administrators, experts and scholars as judges. The debate competition is also being held in four other cities across the country.
Dr Gayatri Bezbarua, Head of Department of Paediatrics of GMCH, Arindam Garg, Head of the Department of Management of Rajib Gandhi University (Arunachal Pradesh) and Professor Madhushree Das of Department of Geography, Gauhati University were the three judges in the debate competition. The speaker of the debate was Dr. Moti Lal Nunisa, former Director of Health Services (Family Welfare).
Daring Debates is an initiative to promote students’ participation in the overall process of policy ideation and formation and to ensure that their opinions reach various stakeholders in the gamut.
The Guwahati edition of Daring Debates 2017 was organised by Assam Times, in association with Gauhati Medical College Students Union (GMCSU).