CHENNAI: “Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered systems can deliver better quality medical care than a vast majority of doctors today,” said political analyst and former head of TCS Healthcare Innovation Dr Sumanth C Raman at a conference on ‘Building A Health care Policy Ecosystem in India, 2018’, which was organised by The School of Policy and Governance in association with the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, on Saturday.
“AI-powered systems threaten to be highly disruptive,” he said. “It puts a lot of livelihood at risk and that’s why there is a lot of hesitation to adopt it. There needs to be a fundamental change in the mindset of doctors and patients towards using technology in health care... If you want to save healthcare, you have to save it from the health care industry where the profit motive is a big driving force,” he said.
Another speaker Keshav Desiraju, IAS (Retd), who was the former Union Secretary of Health and the Chairperson of the Governing Board of the Population Foundation of India, said that students who receive subsidised education should be motivated to serve the country for some time.
“Even private health care facilities will have trouble keeping medical staff in rural areas,” he said and highlighted that medical colleges should look at promoting courses such as family medicine and geriatric medicine.
Anna Univ video explains engg admission
With engineering counselling in the State moving to the online mode completely for the first time, Anna University has released a video to ease nerves of candidates, explaining the various steps they will have to follow
➤ Candidates on entering their username, password and Captcha details will face a dashboard containing their details
➤ On the left-hand side of the screen, there are buttons which allow for payment of deposit and choosing college and courses. On the right-hand side, important dates for various stages will be displayed
➤ Candidates can choose colleges and courses by college code, district, branch name and college name. Candidates have to click on the ‘my choices’ dialog box to rearrange, delete and add choices
➤ Once the candidate locks his choices after keying in OTP sent to the mobile phone, the candidate will be sent temporary allotments to his/ her registered email in a day’s time
➤ On receiving the temporary allotment, the candidate has to choose the option he/ she wishes to and confirm, using the OTP