It is a matter of great pride and honor for the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) to partner with International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) for the prestigious elearning project on "Comprehensive Management of Spinal Cord Injury". The project holds special relevance for emerging nations like India and others to contribute in a big way towards availability of resources for training of manpower in this important, challenging and often neglected field.
||The lack of availability of sufficient trained manpower for management of spinal cord injuries is quite evident in India. I have firsthand experience in this regard when after my spinal cord injury way back in 1965, I was shunted from one hospital to another for want of experts sufficiently trained to manage my injury. At ISIC, it is our endeavor and mandate to create enough manpower in this field so that they could meet the requirements of the entire nation. We are aware of the fact that this is a challenging task for us as India has a population of over 1.2 billion. We are therefore delighted to be part of this project with ISCoS and are more than happy to contribute in this regard in whatever manner possible.
We offer our best wishes to all those involved in this mega project for their continued success.
Major H P S Ahluwalia
Chairman Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi