College improving quality of care
by Georgette Tan, email@example.com. Posted on June 7, 2012, Thursday
KUCHING: The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecological (RCOG) is focused on raising the quality of care through setting standards, quality assurance and improving the quality of training and experience.
“Our first and foremost responsibility is to the women we care for and to the children. We have a responsibility in capacity development, advocacy, political and medical leadership,”
said its president Dr Tony Falconer.
He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 10th RCOG International Scientific Congress 2012 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) yesterday.
Dr Falconer added that Malaysia was a big player with 850 members in the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia, 396 Malaysian members in RCOG.
“It is reassuring to record that 30 per cent of registrants in the congress are trainees.”
Meanwhile Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM) president Dr H Krishna Kumar announced that they had won the bid to host the 24th Asian and Oceania Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOCOG) 2015.
“It will be held in Kuching again and I’d like to invite all of you to come back in 2015,” he said.
“This will give you an opportunity to gain further knowledge, and partake in more social and tourist activities you could not complete in this visit.”
Dr Krishna said the OGSM had used the media to propagate women’s health by correcting misinformation and giving opinions on issues related to women’s health.
RCOG 2012 organising chairman Dr Gunasegaran RT Rajan revealed that the congress in Kuching brought in 1,410 delegates from 59 countries, making it the biggest RCOG congress so far.
“We have more that 60 exhibition booths. If you include all the exhibitors and their accompanying persons, there are close to 2,000 people descending on Kuching. It is generating an estimated income of RM20 million for Sarawak.”
RCOG 2012 is the first major medical meeting to be held in Kuching.
Guest-of-honour was Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.
Two doctors were appointed Fellows of RCOG (honoris causa) for outstanding contribution to women’s health in yesterday’s ceremony.