Centre for Robotic Surgery Inaugurated

Published: 03rd March 2015 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd March 2015 06:04 AM   |  A+A-


KOCHI:Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated Amrita Advanced Centre for Robotic Surgery at Amrita Hospital. Inaugurating the Centre, Chandy said that ten years ago Amrita Hospital had created history by performing the first ever liver transplant in Kerala. Today by setting up Amrita Advanced Centre for Robotic Surgery, the hospital is initiating yet another revolution in the health care sector in Kerala.

“Today our expert doctors are supported by the most modern surgical equipment, hence there is no need for anybody to go abroad to avail advanced surgical treatments,” he added.

He offered full state support to Mata Amritanandamayi Math in all its endeavour to bring treatment facilities of international standards to the state.

As developmental activities for health care is the need of the hour, the government gives high priority to this sector and therefore he congratulated the management of Amrita Hospital for its endeavour to bring the most modern treatment modalities to Kerala.

Swamiji Poornamritananda Puri, general secretary, Mata Amritanandamayi Math, said that modern science talks about the energy which pervades the entire cosmos. The same is poetically depicted by ancient rishis of Bharath as cosmic dance of Nataraja. Human beings refuse to be obedient robots of the divine and that is the source of all problems that we face today. But the surgical robots that we have inaugurated here today will perfectly follow the commands of the surgeon and hence they have the potential to alleviate the suffering of the sick.

“With the help of the most modern equipment like robots, doctors are able to deliver treatments almost error free,” said Excise Minister K Babu.

Amrita School of Medicine which was the first self financing medical college in the private sector has already recorded a phenomenal growth in a short span of time and this is going to be another memorable milestone in its history, he added.

The contribution of Amrita Hospital in providing modern treatment facilities at affordable rate even to the common man is highly appreciable. When I organised free medical camps like ‘Soukhyam’ in Ernakulam, the full-fledged support of Amrita Hospital proves the commitment of this hospital to serve the common man, said Hibi Eden MLA.The robot does not allow the surgeons to make any mistake and thus the precision and accuracy of the complicated surgical procedures are rendered near perfect, said Dr Prem Nair, medical director of Amrita Hospital.

Amrita uses Robotic Surgical Assistant (ROSA) to perform various brain surgeries and da Vinci Robotic System to perform gynaecological, urological and gastrointestinal surgical procedures. In the near future all the major surgeries will be done with the support of robotic technology. Amrita is committed to provide high quality affordable care to all the needy, he added.


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