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PGI doctors among top 10 in pediatric critical care

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Chandigarh, Oct 23 (IANS) International journal Pediatric Critical Care Medicine has ranked India among the developed countries for doing randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the researches by doctors from across the globe.

Doctors of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, have been ranked among the top 10.

Previously, only developed countries, like the USA, attained ranking in terms of the best researches.

In the recent issue of the journal, a paper highlighting the research collaboration in pediatric critical care — RCTs — was published.

In the paper, they looked into publications in the sphere from 1986 to 2018, wherein 415 RCTs from 377 centres in 43 countries by 2,176 researchers were included.

Based on various parameters, the authors identified and ranked 10 most influential countries, wherein India is ranked second among the published RCT, third among the researchers and ninth among the number of times the RCTs were cited.

When they looked at 10 most influential centres in terms of research, AIIMS was at the ninth, while PGIMER was ranked 10th. All other centres are from developed countries.

They also looked at 10 most influential researchers from among the 2,176 researchers. In this, three out of 10 are from India and all three are from PGIMER.

While Sunit Singhi is ranked number one, Jayshree two and Arun Bansal 10 in that list.

On the ranking, Bansal and Jayshree said it was a matter of pride for the institute and the country.

“We have been passionate about research and been doing this since many years, despite busy schedule, lack of resources and funding. We were surprised to see ourselves among the world famous researchers and big centres. It will inspire us to carry on the work,” they said.

It would be a motivation for others to follow, they added.



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