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21st  June 2016
Medicine is the most rewarding and satisfying career
 
Dr KK Aggarwal, Editor in Chief eMedinewS and IMA News in conversation with Prof Dr Kanan Yelikar, Prof & Head, Dept. of Obs/Gyn, Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Aurangabad. Dr Yelikar is  Dean of Govt. Medical College- 2016. She has been elected as president of AMOGS – Association of Maharashtra Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies 2016-1018. Earlier, Dr Yelikar has served as Vice President FOGSI (2007) and Chairperson Clinical Research Committee FOGSI (2004- 2008).
 
Dr Kanan Yelikar has been honored with Dr BC Roy National Award for the year 2009 under the category of ‘Eminent Medical Teacher'
 
How does it feel being conferred one of the most prestigious awards in the medical field?
It was a dream come true for me. I am very happy, overwhelmed, excited and at the same time very, very humbled to accept it. I thank the almighty for having considered me to be worthy of it.
 
Tell us about your journey so far.
I completed my MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology with a meritorious career, in the year 1983 from Govt. Medical College Nagpur, a reputed institute. Teaching was my passion and hence I joined as assistant professor in the Dept. of Obs/Gyn in Govt. Medical College, Aurangabad. Presently, I am Prof and Head of the Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad, (MS) and have a teaching experience of more than 30 years. I have been selected as Dean of Govt. Medical College. 
 
I undertook special training in advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Ultrasound, Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Colposcopy and Research Methodology. Maternal health is an area that is of special interest to me. I successfully established a state of the art delivery room and a High Dependency Unit (HDU), the first of its kind in the state of Maharashtra, for I received the Safe Motherhood Award on 11th July, 2014, World Population Day from the Govt. of Maharashtra. 
 
I have had the privilege of being conferred Life membership of more than 8 national professional organizations of repute and been elected  as chairperson and member of different statutory bodies of the State Medical University, like Senate, Board of studies – undergraduate and postgraduate and faculty of medicine since 2002.
 
I run several skill enhancement training programs in my institute - Basic Emergency Obstetric Care, Comprehensive Abortion Care and Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric care, which train Medical Officers and nurses, a joint project in collaboration with NRHM and FOGSI, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. I am also a Nodal officer for Maharashtra Breast Feeding Promotion Initiative (MBPI) since 1994 and in that capacity have conducted more than 50 workshops on Correct Breast Feeding Practices, which has helped thousands of newborns to survive. 
 
As chairperson of District MTP Committee and District PCPNDT committee, I have conducted counselling programs of doctors who had a borderline mind-set regarding sex determination. This has helped to curb down the child sex ratio of Aurangabad district over a period of 5 years.
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