Eminent actress Sharmila Tagore was recently in Kolkata for the launch of two books by eminent doctor Dr. Gautam Khastgir named “Janani” and “Jiboner Shera Upohaar”. The book launch also saw the presence of ministers Madan Mitra, Chandrima Bhattachaya, Aparna Khastgir and Dr. Gautam Khastgir.
“I have observed in my fifteen years of practice that the health of women is a highly neglected subject in India. Their illness and different complications ae ignore due to the poor socio-economic condition of our society. I have conceived this book keeping in mind that there is a need to increase awareness about the health of women. A healthy mother will be able to give birth to a healthy baby that will lead to a healthy family. The book has been written in a simple and informative manner so as to engage the readers” said Dr. Gautam Khastgir.
Janani is a one hundred and thirty two pages hard bound book. It deals with the various problems faced by women in our country. The book is priced at four hundred rupees. The other book Jiboner Shera Upohaar is a compilation of Dr. Gautam Khastgir’s 136 patients’ opinions and views. This book is priced at one hundred rupees.
Speaking on the occasion, Sharmila Tagore praised the efforts of the doctor and also congratulated him for having been able to increase awareness among the Indian women on health issues. “Whenever I come to the city, I notice a few changes in infrastructure and other areas. This visit showed me that there is a change going on even in the medical field also. This is very encouraging” said the veteran Bollywood actress. With Sharmila Tagore in Kolkata to launch the book not only will the acceptability of the book but the audience reviews are also expected to show a very positive trend.
Due to Dr. Gautam Khastgir’s untiring effort, Gynecological Endoscopic Surgery has become very popular in Eastern India. He offers services at reasonable cost and also conducts hands on training programs and workshops on these issues. He has already trained 150 doctors and ten thousand surgeries have been performed over the last twelve years. Bengal Infertility and Reproductive Therapy Hospital (BIRTH) which is another initiative of Dr. Khastgir offers solution to the whole spectrum of problems related to both male and female infertility. This is a unique center and one of its kind in Eastern India, which has all the facilities of medical, surgical and laboratory based treatments for infertility.
We wish the doctor the very best for these efforts and hope he continues with such great work in future.