SRINAGAR: Prof S Muhammad Salim Khan, who heads GMC Srinagar’s Community Medicine was conferred the distinction of fellow of Indian Public Health Association on the recommendation of the credentials committee of IPHA for his outstanding contribution to the public health sciences. Tanaji Sawant, Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare, Government of Maharashtra conferred upon him the honours during the sixty-sixth annual public health association conference at Pune, Maharashtra on September 23, 2022, organised by Bharati Vidyapeeth (DTU) Medical College, Pune and B. J. Medical College Pune
Dr Khan is the second public health professional from Jammu and Kashmir to be conferred with IPHA Fellowship, the first being Dr G M Dhar, formerly professor and head, departments of Community Medicine GMC Srinagar, SKIMS, JVC and ASCOMS.
A fellow of Indian medical association – Academy of medical specialties and fellow of foundation for advancement of international medical education and research (FAIMER), Dr Khan is member of over two dozen national and international professional associations and also a member of various committees constituted by the government. He also chaired a session on the geographic information systems (GIS) during the IPHACON 2022.