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Old July 21st, 2011, 01:35 PM   #141
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Symposium on fertility begins Jul 22 , 2011

Chennai, Jul 21 : 'Ferticon-2011', a three-day National Symposium on Fertility and High Risk Pregnancy would be held here from tomorrow.

The symposium was being organised in the backdrop of reports that there had been steady increase in the number of infertile couples in the country, which had risen from 14 per cent to 20 per cent.

Akash Fertility Centre and Hospital Founder Dr K Kamaraj, who was instrumental in organising the seminar, told UNI today that recent advances in the treatment methodologies for infertility and complicated pregnancies would be explained to the gyneacologists at the seminar in which more than 500 delegates would participate.

''Early marriage, which was the norm in olden days, has practically disappeared and parents wait till their children were educated and well placed before getting them married,'' he added. Noting that late marriages has become quite common these days due to a variety of factors, Dr Kamaraj said even after marriage, pregnancy was postponed due to various reasons.

Among the factors that contribute increase in infertility rate included sexual problems among the couples due to different work timings like night shifts, stress at work and food habits leading to obesity.

Most obese people, especially women, get affected with polycystic Ovaries Syndrome -- formation of small tumours with water -- leading to infertility. ''All these contribute to the increase in the number of infertile couples.

"But there was no corresponding increase in the number of specialists in the field to treat infertility,''he said. Stating only 20 per cent of the childless couples consulted specialised centre for treatment and the remaining 80 per cent lived with infertility, Dr Kamaraj said to create awareness among infertile couples this seminar was being held.

The seminar aims to update the gynaecologists on the basics of infertility, treatment, counselling and advanced treatment modalities. The topics covered would include problem solving sessions in fertility laparoscopy procedures, azoospermia management, routine protocols in high risk pregnancy and antenatal care, among other things.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 03:26 PM   #142
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Johnson & Johnson Opens New Research Centre

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Depuy Institute for Advanced Education and Research in Orthopaedic and Neurological Care was inaugurated by the State Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr VS Vijay at Mahindra World City, near Chennai on Wednesday.

“Being an orthopaedic surgeon, I have always felt that there is a shortage of well-trained professionals in India, I am very proud that Tamil Nadu has today added one more landmark to the health map of India,” the minister lauded.

The facility deals with everything from non-surgical early intervention to complex surgery in orthopaedics, spinal care, sports medicine, soft tissue repair and trauma and neuro-sciences.

The brainchild of this facility is DePuy, belonging to Johnson & Johnson, one of the leaders in orthopaedic and neuroscience devices.

Vijay also pointed out the importance of government-industry interface. “If the government-run educational institutions have the reach, the industry has the resources,” he said.

The need of the hour, said the minister was to bring both together and deliver quality health care to the people. The first program at the institute will be a course on Arthroplasty Essentials on July 30, accredited the TamilNadu Dr MGR Medical University. The institute plans to have 100 programs in the inaugural year.

The 30,000-sq-feet facility has a 100-seat auditorium, multiple classrooms, and a multi-station skills lab.

Micheal del Prado, group chairman, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Asia Pacific said, “This institute will help expand the pool of trained surgeons to meet the needs of thousands of patients in India.”

Gray Fischhetti, group chairman, DePuy Franchise said, “I am sure the institute will remove the knowledge barriers and will make quality health care more accessible.”
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Old July 31st, 2011, 09:27 PM   #143
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Novel thyroid surgery by Chennai docs leaves no scars

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Doctors at a city hospital have performed scar-free thyroid surgery to remove a lemon-sized growth from the thyroid gland of a 23-year-old patient.

While conventional surgery would have left an unbecoming scar across her neck, a team of surgeons at Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre removed the right lobe of the girl’s thyroid gland by making a tunnel through her armpit.

The patient had a benign nodule growing on the right lobe of her thyroid gland, which appeared as a lump in her throat.

“We made three incisions in the patient’s armpit — one was about 1 cm long, and the others half a centimetre each. We made a tunnel through the incision, and endoscopically remo- ved the right lobe. The nodule attached to the gland was then pulled out through the same puncture in the arm pit,” explained Vishwanath M. Pai, HoD of general surgery at SRMC, who headed the team during the three-hour long surgery.

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Old August 1st, 2011, 03:50 AM   #144
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Doctors from a Chennai hospital have successfully treated an Iraqi woman’s cancer using stem cell therapy.
After three relapses of the dreadful Hodgkin’s disease, a lymphoma thatt is a leading cause of cancer, Wizdan was close to giving up hope.

The 38-year-old mother of two had had several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation in the past two years, but the cancer would always reappear after a six month break.

The virulent type of cancer that affects the white blood cells in the lymph nodes seemed indestructible in Wizdan’s case, and doctors in Iraq and Lebanon suggested that she visit India for further treatment.

“Wizdan had swellings of the lymph nodes in her neck, armpit and groin. Her cancer kept relapsing every six months, and we realised that she required an extremely high dose of chemotherapy — but such strong medication would also destroy her healthy tissue along with the cancer cells, leaving her with abysmally low immunity,” explained Anita Ramesh, medical oncologist at Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre here.
Stem cell transplant was the patient’s only chance of

survival after the intense chemotherapy. Without the stem cell transplant, Wizden would contract infection and bleed to death within a week after her chemotherapy, Dr Anita explained.

Before starting the cancer treatment, Wizden was given growth factors to lure the bone marrow stem cells into her blood stream. The blood was then passed through a machine called a cell separator, which isolated her stem cells.

“We stored the yield of stem cells in a pouch using liquid nitrogen frozen to minus 90ºC, and then started her on the high-dose chemotherapy, which completely killed all the cancerstricken lymph cells,” said Dr Anita, explaining the operation.

Storage in liquid nitrogen means -196 degree Celsius and not -90 as given in the report. Besides, Hodgkin's lymphoma is not a "dreadful" disease. Infact it is one of the easiest cancers to cure. The remission rates are very high and the majority live for more than 4 decades.
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Old August 1st, 2011, 01:32 PM   #145
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Fortis to build 200 bed super speciality hospital

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Fortis Healthcare (India) today said it will start six new hospitals in southern and western India that could entail an investment of up to Rs 1,050 crore.

The expansion will increase the network's bed capacity by 1,400 beds to 9,700.

The hospitals will be set up in Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Indore and Jabalpur Fortis said in a statement.

"This announcement honours the '10 hospitals in 10 weeks' commitment that we made when Fortis celebrated its 10th anniversary a month ago," Fortis Healthcare (India) Chief Executive Officer Aditya Vij said.

When contacted regarding the financials for opening of six hospitals a Fortis spokesperson said: "We cannot at this time share a precise figure on the investment that these six hospitals will entail. However, our experience tells us that the development of each hospital bed costs about Rs 65 lakh to Rs 75 lakh, on an average."

With the upper limit of Rs 75 lakh per bed, the new 1,400 beds would need an investment of Rs 1,050 crore.

The tertiary care hospital at Pune and super speciality hospital in Chennai would commence operations in 2012, while the hospital projects at Hyderabad and Indore are in an advanced stage of planning, Fortis said.

The hospital in Bangalore will be operational in early 2012 and will offer a medical programme focused on women under the 'Fortis La Femme' brand along with a urology centre, the company added.

The cardiac care centre at Jabalpur will provide interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery.

"The multi-speciality and super-speciality hospitals, whether greenfield, brownfield or operated & managed, will embrace international standards of healthcare services...," Vij said.

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Old August 2nd, 2011, 01:38 PM   #146
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Kavery Medical Centre to set up hospital in Chennai

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Tiruchi-based Kavery Medical Centre & Hospital, popularly known as KMC, is setting up a hospital in Chennai. The outlay in the 200-bed multi-speciality hospital is around Rs 40 crore.

The investment is being funded through bank loans and internal accruals. “If need be, we may go for PE funding,” says Dr S. Manivannan, Joint Managing Director, KMC.

The hospital, targeted at the middle class, is coming up at an existing building in Alwarpet, Chennai, spanning four floors. It is expected to start operations by November this year.

This hospital will strive to be a ‘clean hospital’ catering to exact cleanliness standards, said Dr Manivannan. For instance, the hospital will have joint-free vinyl flooring, since joints are prone to dirt collection and thus infection. It is also trying to incorporate the concept of seamless modular operation theatre – where there are no joints between the roof and the walls.

“We will go in for quality assessment by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals within a year of operations,” says Dr Manivannan.

Kavery was started by first generation entrepreneurs including Dr Manivannan. It runs two hospitals in Tiruchi– the 250-bed Kavery Medical Centre (KMC) and the 200-bed KMC Speciality Hospital. KMC Speciality was formed as a result of an Rs 18 crore-acquisition of Seahorse Hospital in 2009 with the help of PE firm Nicholas Piramal Investors.

Dr Manivannan is also the CEO of Medicall, which organises medical equipment and hospital infrastructure exhibition every year. The seventh edition of the expo will be held from August 12-14 in Chennai. It will see the participation of 425 exhibitors from across the world. Seminars on seamless operation theatres and air quality inside hospitals will also be held.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 11:46 AM   #148
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Its a spam darkprinz. Read through to find out what and who.. there are spams of that user in other threads also.

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Old August 12th, 2011, 05:47 AM   #149
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John Hopkins Univ Likely to Set Up R&D Facility

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Chennai is likely to be the destination of world-renowned John Hopkins University in setting up a partnership in research and development.

Sources from a pre-trade mission from Maryland in the United States, who are laying the groundwork for the Governor of Maryland, Martin O Mally’s visit to India in December 2011, said preliminary discussions are on, but refused to divulge details.

They said it is likely that John Hopkins may go in for partnership with Apollo Hospitals.

Interestingly, Apollo Hospitals already has a joint venture with Amcare Labs, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins International of the US, to set up a diagnostic laboratory in Hyderabad in 2006.

Meanwhile, the team from Maryland said it has selected five cities including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Delhi and Chennai for the visit of the governor. “Three venues will be decided after the feedback from the team, and Chennai is likely to be one of the destinations. The US Consulate here wants Chennai as an itinerary in the governor’s proposed visit, ” a source said.

It is also expected that the governor would lead a 50-member delegation, and strategic partnerships between Tamil Nadu and the state of Maryland will be formalised during the team’s visit. It is also likely that the University of Maryland may go in for a tie-up with an academic institution in Chennai and its details are being worked out.
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Trivitron Health to invest Rs 100 cr in capacity expansion, buys

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Medical device maker Trivitron Healthcare plans to invest Rs 100 crore this year on expanding manufacturing capacity and acquisitions, as it looks to step up indigenous production.

Trivitron owns a 25-acre medical technology park at Irungattukottai, near Chennai, which started operations last year. It can house up to 10 facilities. The park currently operates one factory for manufacturing ultrasound and colour Doppler machines (under a joint venture with Hitachi Aloka).

The second facility for invitro diagnostic reagents will start pilot production in October, and commercial production will start in January, said Dr G.S.K. Velu, Managing Director, Trivitron. Construction of the third facility (to manufacture modular operation theatres) has just begun.

The company also has a 70,000 sq ft facility in Poonamalee, Chennai, to manufacture haematology reagents, ECG machines and modular operation theatres. These operations will eventually shift to the larger Irungattukottai park. Trivitron has another facility in Pune for X-ray machines (through the acquisition of Vision Engineering).

All these facilities account for only 20 per cent of Trivitron’s portfolio, as 80 per cent of its devices are imported. Trivitron plans to reverse the trend – “in three years, 80 per cent of the manufacturing and innovation will happen in India as our focus is to make healthcare more affordable and accessible,” says Dr Velu.

Trivitron is on the prowl for companies and manufacturing facilities in Pune, Mumbai and Gujarat. It is eyeing the areas of cardiology, imaging and diagnostics.

Acquisitions

Trivitron is also interested in acquiring small and medium sized companies (with revenues of $5-20 million) in the US and Europe. This will give the company a foothold in the developed markets and also help bring their technology to India and other developing markets, said Dr Velu.

The domestic market accounts for 90 per cent of Trivitron’s business. The balance is from exports to the developing markets of South Asia, South East Asia, West Asia and Africa.

Trivitron is also looking to foray into dental equipment.

All this will cost the company Rs 100 crore. This will be met through internal accruals. Trivitron hopes to raise its second round of funding towards the end of this year or early next year. It got its first round of funding from Headline Capital and EPlanet in 2008.

Trivitron hopes to clock revenues of Rs 500 crore this fiscal year (Rs 350 crore).

Currently, 35,000 hospitals, nursing homes and labs in India use Trivitron. The medical device market in the country is estimated at Rs 15,000 (from gloves to MRI). The imaging and ultrasound market where Trivitron operates is around Rs 5,000 crore.
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What the new hospital and college mean for Chennai



The demand for an AIIMS-class medical institution here has been articulated loudly for years. The Chief Minister's announcement in the Assembly on Friday comes as an answer to the prayer of many years.

Since the statement on the floor of the House, the buzz in Chennai has been in favour of the move to construct a multi-specialty medical unit in the heart of the city, with easy access to the Central railway station. “There is an absolute need for such a specialised care centre in the city,” says P. Padmanabhan, adviser, National Health Systems Resource Centre, who was formerly Director of Public Health in Tamil Nadu.

“With the increasing incidence of non-communicable diseases, and increasing life expectancy, many more people are going to need the services of such a super specialty hospital to take care of complications arising from NCDs. Again, with more health insurance schemes to benefit a cross section of income groups, more people will tend to use the specialised facilities than ever before,” Dr. Padmanabhan adds.

On the lower side, it is estimated that the number of beds in multi-specialty hospitals in the private sector in Chennai could be in the range of 5,000 beds, while in the public sector it is over 6,000 beds. The demand, however, is far higher and is constantly growing, city-based doctors stress.

“Chennai certainly needs more beds. At any given point of time, all the hospital [multi and super specialty hospitals] beds are full. Shortage of beds is what we are constantly grappling with,” says Apollo Hospitals MD Preetha Reddy. She articulates her belief that it is a great idea to utilise the vast space available with the government in the heart of the city for something that would benefit a large number of patients.

K.M. Cherian, founder, Frontier LifeLine Hospitals, says this is a welcome move, especially at a time when Chennai has begun attracting persons from other nations seeking health care. “The government must take care to spend sufficiently to equip itself for a multi-specialty hospital of world-class standards with good infection control to ensure world class outcomes,” he adds. Perhaps, the government could draw inspiration from similar centres in the private health care domain.

The addition of a medical college on the premises (in Block B) spread over 7.8 lakh square feet will create more seats and go a long way in resolving the human resource crisis in the medical sector in the country, adds Dr. Cherian, who himself began his medical education in a government medical college.

MIOT Hospital's founder P.V.A. Mohandas says that the idea to re-covert a building lying idle into a hospital is ‘fantastic.' It is the best way now to utilise the building once conceived of as a Secretariat complex. The bed crunch that the city is facing necessitates the addition of more and more quality health care establishments to take care of patients. The new hospital would reduce the rather serious bed crunch scenario in the city, which is a hub for patients from all over the country and the world. The re-designing, he suggests, will have to be done by a combined team of doctors, hospital administrators, architects, and contractors.

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Old August 20th, 2011, 02:59 PM   #152
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All the jalraa's have jumped in. Just a cursory look at this architecture shows it may not be suitable for a hospital. Lots of stairs, circular layout etc....

Only obvious uses would be a convention center, IIM type advanced post-grad institution etc.
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It’s going to be a multi-super specialty hospital for the poor

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Incomplete Block B will be developed into a medical college

Against the backdrop of growing public demand that the abandoned Assembly-Secretariat complex be put to productive public use, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday announced that her government had decided to house a multi-super specialty hospital-cum-medical college in the complex on the Omandurar Government Estate here.

Ms. Jayalalithaa told the Assembly amid thumping of desks by members that facilities in the proposed hospital would be comparable to those at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

Conceived by the previous Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) regime, the Assembly-Secretariat complex project consisted of two blocks — Block A to accommodate the Assembly and offices of the Chief Minister and Ministers and six departments, and Block B for other departments.

Estimated to cost Rs. 1,092 crore totally, the project had other components. Its execution came to a halt after the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government, which took office three months ago, announced in June that a Commission of Inquiry would be constituted to go into the alleged irregularities in the construction. At the time of suspension of work, approximately Rs. 480 crore was spent on the seven-storey Block A of 97,829 square metres. Around Rs. 80 crore was spent on the 73,399-square metre Block B with eight storeys.

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Chennai's medical history unveiled

A team of doctors in the city will make a trip to the past, hoping to find answers for the future. In search of solutions to a variety of ailments, including irreversible blindness, they will dust case sheets, pickled eye specimens, and hand sketched portraits kept for centuries at the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology. If they get nothing, they would at least get a clearer vision of the history.

On Monday, when the institute opened their museum to the public for the first time as part of Madras Week celebrations, many couldn't but help reminisce the glorious history of the ophthalmic hospital attached to the institute. Hospital director Dr K Vasantha said a former superintendent Dr Kirk Patrick of the hospital was the first to have found adeno virus that caused conjunctivitis, and hence the name Madras eye. Another senior doctor said one of the famous eye surgeons Lt Col Robert Kenry Elliot designed equipment that could help them perform surgeries for glaucoma. "But we don't have any documents or case sheets to support them," said Madras Medical College dean Dr S Kanakasabai.

The museum, which was so far restricted only to medicos, has several case sheets that date back to the 1870s, when doctors wrote down the names, ages and medical history of thousands of patients. They have also sketched pictures of patients who came to the hospital with injuries and infections of the eye. A team headed by former director Dr V Velayutham will delve into the history for more information, Dr Kanakasabai said.

Several government hospitals including Madras Medical College, Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute for Social Obstetrics, and Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine have also opened their museums.
The museums showcase several medical specimens, surgical equipment of yore and heritage buildings.

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Thumbs up Apollo mulls 3rd hospital in Chennai

Apollo Hospitals is evaluating options to set up its third hospital in Chennai. A 200-300 bed facility will come up in south Chennai where the company does not have a presence currently.

“It could be an ‘operate and lease model' or land purchase. But it will be an asset-light model,” said a company official, without elaborating. Depending on the model adopted, the investment could vary anywhere from Rs 100 crore to Rs 300 crore.

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Professor invents virtual eye for the blind

The days of the visually challenged groping their way with the aid of white canes may soon be over. Thanks to an invention by an assistant professor in the city, blind people, especially children, can now travel alone in complete safety without any escort. Called the Virtual Eye, this wireless device helps a blind person navigate from point A to point B using voice guidance.

"This device is meant for visually challenged children ," said B Amutha, the inventor of the virtual eye. An assistant professor and PhD scholar in computer science and engineering at SRM University , 46-year-old Amutha's invention is a giant leap on the GPS navigation system used in cars. "I built it as a part of my project for my PhD under the guidance of the university's vice-chancellor , Dr M Ponnavaikko."

Now all that a child has to do is program the device to take him/her from home to school, said Amutha. "Then the device, which is stuck on the child's belt, will issue instructions in a human voice - turn left, take fifteen steps, turn right and take 5 steps and so on. It will also issue a warning if there is a wall or a moving vehicle in front of the person."

The device uses GPS technology for tracking, GPRS for navigation and sonar rays will detect obstacles in the path of the person. Her invention has brought her to the attention of the state government , which is impressed by the invention. "We have recommended her name to the central government for a special initiative award," said an official in the secretariat . "She will soon go to Delhi to demonstrate her invention ."

Intending for her invention to be used by all who need it, Amutha has already found a source for marketing it. "It will hit the market soon and be sold at Rs 2,000-3 ,000," she said. "But this is a highly subsidized cost. Currently the cost of making it stands at Rs 50,000."

Keeping mass usage in mind, she has also built in tracking system in her belt. "This device will help schools for visually challenged in accurately pinpointing the whereabouts of their students," she said. Amutha also added that the state government had also evinced interest in buying her products for use by the visually challenged beneficiaries of the state.

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The days of the visually challenged groping their way with the aid of white canes may soon be over. Thanks to an invention by an assistant professor in the city, blind people, especially children, can now travel alone in complete safety without any escort. Called the Virtual Eye, this wireless device helps a blind person navigate from point A to point B using voice guidance.

"This device is meant for visually challenged children ," said B Amutha, the inventor of the virtual eye. An assistant professor and PhD scholar in computer science and engineering at SRM University , 46-year-old Amutha's invention is a giant leap on the GPS navigation system used in cars. "I built it as a part of my project for my PhD under the guidance of the university's vice-chancellor , Dr M Ponnavaikko."

Now all that a child has to do is program the device to take him/her from home to school, said Amutha. "Then the device, which is stuck on the child's belt, will issue instructions in a human voice - turn left, take fifteen steps, turn right and take 5 steps and so on. It will also issue a warning if there is a wall or a moving vehicle in front of the person."

The device uses GPS technology for tracking, GPRS for navigation and sonar rays will detect obstacles in the path of the person. Her invention has brought her to the attention of the state government , which is impressed by the invention. "We have recommended her name to the central government for a special initiative award," said an official in the secretariat . "She will soon go to Delhi to demonstrate her invention ."

Intending for her invention to be used by all who need it, Amutha has already found a source for marketing it. "It will hit the market soon and be sold at Rs 2,000-3 ,000," she said. "But this is a highly subsidized cost. Currently the cost of making it stands at Rs 50,000."

Keeping mass usage in mind, she has also built in tracking system in her belt. "This device will help schools for visually challenged in accurately pinpointing the whereabouts of their students," she said. Amutha also added that the state government had also evinced interest in buying her products for use by the visually challenged beneficiaries of the state.

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Universal healthcare, with emphasis on modernisation and affordability, will be the cornerstone of the Tamil Nadu Government's healthcare policies this year. Several schemes have been announced by the Health and Family Welfare Department, spanning child-care, upgradation of primary health centres and hospital facilities.

The Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mr V.S. Vijay, announced thata sum of Rs 79.86 crore has been allotted for upgradation of diagnosis and treatment facilities at hospitals in medical colleges. For refurbishment and modernisation of 385 mobile hospital vehicles, Rs 40 crore has been allocated. Free ambulance service will be upgraded at a cost of Rs 3.6 crore. Under this, modern vans with facilities to transport emergency patients and new born babies and traverse mountainous terrains will be provided.

[B][B]In order to provide hygienic food and high quality medicines to people, a food safety and drug control authority will be established at a cost of Rs 50 crore.

Around Rs 38 crore will be spent this year on setting up additional inpatient centres, patient waiting hall and vaccination centres at the 543 primary health centres in the State. In small towns without primary healthcare facilities, 75 primary health centres will be set up at a cost of Rs 14.27 crore.

The State government has allocated Rs 5 crore for identification and treatment of people with birth defects. HIV/AIDS prevention and care centres will be set up in select head hospitals in the state at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore.

The Kilpauk Government Medical College will be given an MRI scan device at a cost of Rs 5 crore. A separate announcement will be made with regard to equipment management across districts.

Earlier, the Government had proposed an outlay of Rs 4,761 crore for healthcare this year, during the recent Budget session.

The key initiatives are the revamped health insurance scheme and the proposal to convert the new Secretariat complex into a multi-specialty hospital and medical college.

The insurance scheme, for which Rs 150 crore has been allotted, extends medical cover up to Rs 4 lakh (for four years) from Rs 1 lakh before. It covers 950 types of medical treatment.
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Apollo Hospitals opens movement disorder clinic

Apollo Hospitals has launched a ‘movement disorder clinic’ in Chennai. The clinic, housed in the Apollo Hospitals centre in the city, will provide diagnosis and treatment for patients ailing with chronic disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, secondary tremor and Tourette’s syndrome.

The clinic will engage in clinical evaluation, genetic tests, surgery and counselling. Clinical evaluation will be done by neurologists, with experience in movement disorders, while assessments will be undertaken by neuropsychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapist and speech therapists. Investigations such as high resolution MRI scans, functional MRI and electrophysiology will also be done at the clinic.

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