Cardiology department wins Shalina Rising Stars competition
Amrit Pal Singh ­– General Manager of Shalina Healthcare Ghana Limited

Cardiology department wins Shalina Rising Stars competition

PHARMACEUTICAL company, Shalina Healthcare Ghana Limited (SHGL), has held its second edition of an academic-oriented competition to enable doctors to share information with their peers to improve their knowledge of various medical conditions and how to handle them.

Dubbed: “The Shalina Rising Stars”, the initiative, which was also tailored to enable resident doctors at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) to share their in-clinical experiences, brought together eight departments from KBTH that presented different case studies and how to manage such cases.


The departments that participated in this year's edition were the Gastrology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Neurology, Dermatology, Nephrology, Respiratory and Cardiology departments.

After three sessions of intense competition among the various departments, the Cardiology department placed first with their case study titled, the “congenital heart disease and an arrhythmia”.

They went away with a cash prize of GH¢5000, a certificate and the winning plague.

The department was followed by the Dermatology and the Neurology departments, which came out second and third respectively.

They also went home with cash prizes of GH¢3000 and GH¢2000.

Knowledge platform

The General Manager for SHGL, Amrit Pal Singh, said the KBTH was a cradle of medicine education in the country and there was no better way to help improve healthcare delivery in the country than to create a platform for knowledge sharing.

He added that the initiative by the pharmaceutical company would help train and bring out the best in the resident doctors, adding that his outfit was not only in to award them, but to help mentor them as well.

Mr Singh urged doctors in the country to collaborate with Shalina so they could work together on a larger-knowledge sharing platform.


The Head of Department for Internal Medicine at KBTH, Prof. Patrick Adjei, also reiterated that the aim of the initiative and competition was to train the doctors to research more in various fields and specialisations.

"We are training them to become specialists and it is holistic training so that they are able to research deeply into the cases they manage and to be able to present it and prove that they do understand what they are learning," he said.

Prof. Adjei added that the competition was done in KBTH because as the leading teaching hospital, it had resident doctors coming from other teaching hospitals for some specialised fields and that the results of the initiative trickled down to all.

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