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Government of India
President's Secretariat
14-January-2016 14:49 IST
President of India attended the 6th foundation day and 3rdconvocation of ILBS

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee attended the 6th Foundation Day and 3rd Convocation of the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS)today(January 14, 2016) in New Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that ILBS, in a short span of six years, has given hope to millions of people by providing state-of-the-art patient care services at affordable cost, including advanced and dedicated research in the field of liver and biliary diseases. It goes to the Institute’s credit that it has established a successful liver and kidney transplant program and has undertaken 283 liver transplants and 85 renal transplants till date with remarkable success. He expressed hope that the Institute remains a role model and develops the best clinical protocols and operational systems in specialized liver care in line with global standards. He complimented the entire team at ILBS for being able to train so many specialists in the niche area of liver diseases. He said that he was sure the institute shall usher in a new era in delivering quality public health services in the country.

Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were Bharat Ratna Prof. CNR Rao and Deputy Chief Minister of NCT Delhi, Shri Manish Sisodia.

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