Karnataka is the first Indian state to establish an obstetrics and gynaecology college.

Davanagere: The 31st Annual Conference of the Karnataka State Obstetrics & Gynecology Association (KSOGA) was inaugurated today in Davanagere, Karnataka. The three-day hybrid conference will see doctors from all over Karnataka participate physically and virtually in several scientific sessions that will keep the OBG community updated in their sphere of practice.

The academic wing of KASOGA – The Karnataka College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (KCOG) – also hosted its first convocation during this conference. The KCOG has been set up on the lines of the national body ICOG and international RCOG in London. Karnataka is the first State in India to establish such a college to focus on knowledge dissemination, skill transfer, research activities, and is the focus academic wing of KSOGA.

Dr Hema Divakar, Dean, KCOG, delivering the convocation address, said: “I’m truly privileged to be nominated as the Dean of the newly established KCOG. As Covid19 has brought digital platforms into focus, we assure that KCOG will connect to all frontline healthcare providers online through structured channels to ensure their competencies, and reach every woman and girl in Karnataka with our quality obstetrics & gynecology care services. The fellowship programmes, the training courses – both basic and advanced levels – will go a long way in improving the excellence in practice in the ObGyn community. We will have at least two international speaker programmes through the year so that the East and the West can exchange their best experiences and knowledge.” She reassured the medical community that this College will be a role model for other States to follow.

Dr Hema is supported at KCOG by Dr Muralidhar Pai the Chairman, patron of KSOGA Dr M.G. Hiremath, President of KSOGA Dr Basavaraj Sajjan. The Convocation witnessed the enrolment of the new fellows of the College.

For more information, please contact:.

Dr. Hema Divakar
Consultant ObGyn and Medical Director, Divakars Speciality Hospital, Bengaluru
CEO – ARTIST for Her (Asian Research and Training Institute
for Skill Transfer)
Dean, KCOG – (Karnataka College of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
M: 9844046724 | Email: drhemadivakar@gmail.com

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