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Kamineni, DIREF pact for surgical simulation procedures

M Somasekhar Hyderabad | Updated on October 09, 2014 Published on October 09, 2014

Very soon a surgeon will be able to operate on a virtual replica of any given patient’s vital organs before undertaking it on the patient and considerable reduce risks.

Called patient-specific surgical simulators, they enable a surgeon get a head start in critical procedures. The Michigan, US-based Detroit International Research and Education Foundation (DIREF), is in the process of developing these simulators.

DIREF is also in advanced stages of testing a prototype of a handheld diagnostic device that can help detect and identify specific conditions and pathogens using their Raman spectroscopic signatures.

The Kamineni Group, which runs a chain of hospitals and medical schools has signed a memorandum of understanding with the DIREF, which is a corporation for international telemedicine consultation services to bring these and many other medical advances to the needy patients.

The plan is to utilise strengths to bring best diagnostic services and treatment methods to help patients at the different healthcare institutions. They will also develop research protocols and modules at par with global standards.

Commenting on the MoU, K Sashidhar, Managing Director, Kamineni Group said , "We will work with DIREF to identify ways and means by which we can revolutionise the process of diagnosis and treatments offered to the patients at our various health care institutions."

Kamineni Hospitals, started two decades ago has over 2000 beds space. In addition to two hospitals in Hyderabad, it has one in Narketpally in Nalgonda District. Recently it started a 350 bedded super speciality hospital at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

Published on October 09, 2014
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