By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 31st July:- Prof K S Chugh, a world renowned nephrologist and popularly known as Father of Nephrology in India, Former Head of Department of Nephrology and currently Emeritus Professor of Nephrology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh has been awarded Bhishma Pitamah Award at the Inaugural Function of the 5th Congress of Association of Vascular Access and interventional Renal Physicians (AVATAR) held at Delhi. This Association aims at training, education and scientific research in various interventional procedures including AV fistula, insertion of CAPD catheters for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, renal biopsies and other critical care procedures required by renal disease patients. Such expertise is available only in tertiary care centers. The award has been given for the outstanding contribution made by him in the field of interventional nephrology during the last six decades.
Dr K S Chugh is a recipient of several other national and international awards including Padmashree by the Govt. of India. The International Society of Nephrology has acknowledged the pioneering work and outstanding contributions of Dr K S Chugh and has included him amongst 50 legends in Nephrology on whom video films have been made for inclusion in World Nephrology Legacy Library.