Welcome to Our Website (Society for emergency Medicine West Bengal Chapter)


Dr Ramyajit Lahiri


Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI) West Bengal Chapter

It is my pleasure to welcome all of you to Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI) , WB State chapter website .

The great city of Kolkata, has been home to India’s renaissance, from Rammohan Roy to Tagore, from Swami Vivekananda to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Our city was where the first medical college in all of Asia was established in 1835, and some of the greatest minds including Bidhan Chandra Roy, UN Brahmachari and Nil Ratan Sarkar have received their education here.

The oldest reference to the concept of emergency care can be dated back to the French Revolution in the late 18th century, where the speed and precision with which the French flying artillery manoeuvred across battlefields, inspired French military surgeon Dominic Jean Larrey who applied his thoughts and ideas to creating ambulances to help transport the sick and ailing with similar to speed to hospitals.

The first contemporary development in the field of emergency medicine came about during 1960s and 70s when groups of physicians began to emerge who had left their respective practices in order to devote their work completely to Emergency care.

In July 2009, as a consequence of and in recognition of the tireless efforts of many in this field, emergency medicine was recognized as a separate specialty by the Medical Council of India.

We are usually the first in-hospital providers to meet the sickest of the sick and have the biggest opportunity to make the most difference. Whether the patient lives to see the cardiologist, or the neurologist, or the trauma surgeon is usually up to us.

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Wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year 2019.

This is a great opportunity for me in my life to lead SEMI, the oldest and strongest body, which has identified the importance of Emergency Medicine specialty and initiated formation of society in 1999. SEMI is continuously working on Training, Education, Recognition, Research and Service regards to the emergency medicine specialty. I proudly say that I am a Lifetime Member of Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI).

Today, emergency medicine is the trending specialty which has acquired utmost importance across India, both in urban and sub-urban regions. Receiving timely emergency care – is right of every patient. SEMI has the vision to promote highest standards in the diagnosis and management of acute and critical aspects of illness and injury affecting patients of all age groups.


Dr Sateesh Kumar Kailasam

National President

Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI)


Dr Sudip Chakraborty

National Vice President-East Zone

Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI)

Emergency Care and Emergency Medicine play a vital role in the health care system . The initial management and resuscitation of the patient makes the difference between life and death. Emergency Medicine has crossed its nascent stage and growing rapidly across the globe as separate speciality. It has expanded in India immensely under SEMI leadership . In eastern India the growth in last decade is extraordinary. Almost all corporate hospitals are having Emergency Medicine as separate speciality . Initiatives are taken to reach this service even in rural areas of our country. In West Bengal in last 2 year the growth of SEMI is extraordinary. SEMI WB has been able to reach the common people of the rural areas and various government medical colleges across the state. SEMI WB stood behind those who are devastated by AMPHAN by organising medical camp and distributing food and hygiene bucket and Tarpaulin. But we still have a long way to go. Let’s work united to uphold SEMI Banner.

SEMICON 2020 Conference is postponed due to COVID-19 issue

For Enquiry Contact to us

President’s Office:

Dr. Ramyajit Lahiri

Consultant & In-charge, Dept of Emergency Medicine

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah

120/1, Andul Rd, Near Nabanna, Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal 711103

E-mail: drrlahiri03@gmail.com

Contact: +919007884880

Secretary’s Office:

Dr. Avishek Chatterjee

Consultant & Chief of Emergency

AMRI Hospital, Saltlake, Kolkata

JC 16 & 17, Sector III, Opposite Saltlake Stadium, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700098

E-mail: avi_medico@yahoo.co.in

Contact: +919679665412