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Dec 22 - 2006 - Paper Cutting
Hospital celebrates Birth of 1,000 babies
They ran hither and tither, unmindful of those speaking on the dais. They were more intended to pick the colour ful balloons than even care the least for all the hullabaloo that was going around. At times, their shrieks of joy and shouts of hunger seemed to even outdo the loudspeakers, and not all the eyes in auditorium were looking at the stage, where the proceedings were on, officially though.
The Institute of Reproductive Medicine & Women’s Health (IRM) at the madras Medical Mission (MMM) at Mogappair, on Wednesday celebrated the birth official, the tots seemed to declare “nothing official about it’, as these offstage ‘dignitaries’ were turning out to be the show – stealers. If the chubby little ones caught the attention of many by their sheer looks, their puny little counterparts made enough noise to announce their presence. And, all along the parents of most children either ran behind their wars (lest they should cause trouble to others) or were seen resigned to fate, allowing their children do all the talking.
Guests of the evening, O P Sosamma, Commissioner, planning and land reforms, and Gopika Verma, princess of travancore, lauded the efforts of IRM. The two, along with many kids, cut a cake to mark the celebrations and the evening also had some cultural events like dance and music.
Director of IRM, Dr Thankam Verma and vice-president of MMM, Verghese Eapen were among those who participated.
Dec 21 - 2006 - Paper Cutting
MMM renews pact with Tanzania
The Tanzanian government has renewed its agreement with the Madras Medical Mission for providing treatment to Tanzanian patients at chennai and pondicherry.The renewed agreement for a period of three years was formalished during a visit on Saturday by an eight-member delegation from Tanzania led by its permanent secretary, ministry of health and social welfare, Hilda gondwe.
The signatories to the agreement were Ms.Gondwe and K.V.George, Honorary secretary.
Dec 18 - 2006 - Paper Cutting
Madras Medical Mission plans Rs100–cr Hospital
Hospital and research training centre Madras Medical Mission (MMM) is planning to expand its services hospital near its mogappair premises in chennai. With an investment of around Rs100 crore in the first phase, excluding land costs, MMM is planning to house around 150-200 beds in an area of approximately four acres.
“It would take another 12 – 18 months for the hospital to start functioning. It will have three units, one each for trauma care , neurological disorders and pediatrics,” said A John Punnoose,CEO ,MMM
In addition to this , MMM is all set to start a nursing college in chennai, also near its Mogappair premises. This college will begin functioning from the next academic year.’It will be affiliated to MGR Deemed University and we are planning to admit around 100 students for the BSc nursing course, said E J Thomas, treasurer,MMM.
MMM has made initial investments of around Rs140 crore in its 40-acre pondicherry institute of Medical sciences , a 500 bed multispecialty hospital, which currently offers undergraduate medical and paramedical courses. It is planning to invest an additional Rs5-10 crore in upgrading these courses. It will also start courses at the postgraduate level from the next academic year at an investment of around Rs6 crore.
Replying to a query on infrastructural facilities, he said, “ We import our highend equipment from a few countries, which include china and germany. As for future tie ups, we would like to look at collaborations with foreigh universities”.
The Rs300- crore hospital, research and training centre, which is into its 25 th year of existence, spends Rs10 crore on free and subsidised treatment annually. On an average, 25 percent of MMM’s facilities are used by foreign nationals, with a majority of them coming from Tanzania.
Dec 18 - 2006 - Paper Cutting
Multi- speciality hospital , nursing college on the cards for MMM
The Madras Medical Mission (MMM) is planning to set up a multi-speciality hospital and nursing college in the city. The hospital will have 200 beds in the first phase with an investment of Rs100 crore.
As part of its silver jubilee celebrations, MMM, established in 1982, is conducting an international leadership summit on January 12 and 13. The hospital plans to highlight the need for “not for profit Health Care” institutions in the country.
Verghese Eapen, Vice president, MMM, and A John punnose, CEO,MMM, announced the plans to the media on Saturday. This conference aims to focus and debate on topics such as leadership and governance, resource mobilization and partnerships, innovations and technology, faith-based organizations and case studies on successful care models.
Participants at the conference will include Dr Kenneth kaunda, President of the Republic of Zambia, Professor Per-Gunnar Svensson, Secretary General, International Hospital Federation, France , Professor Aidan Haligan, The Karen H Timmons, President and CEO of Joint Commission Resources Inc and director of WHO- World Alliance for patient safety. The hospital has also instituted the ‘MMM health care Excellence Award, 2007’ to recognize hospitals in the ‘Not for Profit Sector’ in the Asian region.
Frost & Sullivan, an international consulting agency, has been entrusted with the task of identifying a suitable winner for the award. The award will be announced on January 12. the winners will receive a citation and a cash prize of Rs 5lakh sponsored by ICICI Lombard.
The hospital was the first to conduct bi-lateral lung transplant, the first paediatric heart transplant, heart, lung and small bowel transplant in India.
Dec 17 - 2006 - Paper Cutting
Kaunda to attend summit in city in Jan
Chennai, Dec 16 : Mr.Verghese Eapen, vice-president of the Madras Medical Mission, on Saturday said that the former Zambian President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda will be among the global dignitaries participating in the International Leadership Summit being held at the Madras Medical Mission as part of its silver jubilee celebrations on Jan 12.
Speaking to reporters here, Mr.Eapen said that Prof. Per –Gunnar Svensson, secretary general, International Hospital Federation, France, Ms Pamela Garside, director, world Health Organisation World alliance for Patient Safety, Mr.Paul Van Ostenberg, managing director of Asia Pacific region of the Joint commission International, France and others would take part in the summit.
“As part of the hospital’s silver jubilee, we have instituted the MMM Healthcare Excellence Award 2007, which will be awarded to non-profit oriented hospitals in the Asian region to recognize their service, “ he said.
Frost and Sullivan, an international consulting agency, has been entrusted with the task of identifying a suitable hospital for the award, which will be announced on January 12.
“As part of the hospital’s silver jubilee, we have instituted The MMM Healthcare Excellence Award 2007, which will be awarded to non-profit oriented hospitals in the Asian region to recognize their service”
The award contains a citation and a cash award of Rs.5 lakhs, which would be sponsored by ICICI Lombard.
CEO of MMM, John Punnose also announced plans to build a Rs.100 crore super-specialty hospital in the city, which would cater to thousand of patients in the city and abroad. “MMM also proposes to set-up a separate nursing college in the city to train nurses for its hospital,” he said.
Mr Eapen said that the MMM had started the Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Women’s Health and the Institute of Liver and Digestive diseases.
In 2002, MMM established the Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, which consist of a medical college with a 500-bed multi speciality hospital and a nursing college. The first batch of doctors would graduate from the Pondicherry Institute of Medical Science in 2007.
Dec 14 - 2006 - Paper Cutting
Providing healthcare for 25 years
Madras Medical Mission was started in 1982 as a non-profit institution offering subsidized health care for the deprived
On March 22, 2000, six year old Mathukutty from Kottayam, Kerala, was admitted to Madras Medical Mission Hospital (MMM) in Mogappair with an atrial septal defect, or in common words, a hole in the heart. Today, after six years, Mathukuty is an active member of his school handball team.
On January 20, 2006, fifty five-year-old professor chandrasekhar from the Madras Management Association (MMA) from Chennai, underwent a complex bypass surgery at MMM. Today, Chandrasekhar is a healthy man.
It’s not just the little boy from Kottayam and the professor from chennai. Nearly 9,000 children and many adult patients from across India and around the globe have been successfully operated at Madras Medical Mission for cardiovascular disorders in the last two decades.
MMM, approaching its silver jubilee next year, was started in 1982 as a non-profit institutioin offering subsidised health care for the deprived. Intially, a 30-bed cardiovascular unit on a private hospital premises, it is today one of the country’s best in heart care, with over 25,000 cardiac surgeries in 25 years to its credit.
MMM has also diversified its health care into areas like reproductive medicine and women’s health as well as liver and digestive disease care.
The specialty hospital also branched out to Kalapet coast in Puducherry five years ago with the Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).
“Apart from bringing comprehensive and quality medical education to students, PIMS is also a 500-bed, multi-specialty hospital providing subsidised health for the needy,” said A Hohn Punnoose, CEO of Madras Medical Mission.
The coming year being its silver jubilee, MMM is all set to organize its first international Health Care Leadership Summit on January 12 and 13 in Chennai.
The summit, co-hosted by the international Hospitals Federation of France and the Madras Medical Mission, will primarily focus on the role of non-for-profit organizations in the development of health care.
The two-day summit will also give away the MMM Award for Excellence in Health Care 2007 for the first time. The honour, presented in association with knowledge partner Frost & Sullivan, is open for nominations from any not-for-profit hospital from South asia and south East Asia.
The award, which is likely to be presented by Dr anbumani ramadoss, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, on the final day of the summit, includes a citation and a cheque for Rs. 5 lakh.
Dec 01 - 2006 - Paper Cutting
Madras Medical Mission has instituted the ‘MMM Healthcare Excellence Award 2007’ to recognize hospitals in the ‘not for profit sector’ in the Asian region. The award consists of a citation and a cash prize of Rs.5 lakh.
Consulting agency Frost & Sullivan will identify a suitable winner while an independent jury will select the winner. Details at www.mmm.org.in. For details contact 044-26565901
Nov 30 - 2006 - Paper Cutting
Health Care Award
The Madras Medical Mission has instituted, ‘MMM Healthcare Excellence Award 2007’ to recognize hospitals in the non-profit sector in the Asian region. The award consists of a citation and cash prize of Rs.5 lakh. Frost and Sullivan, an international consultancy agency will identify suitable winners for the award, a press release said. This apart, an independent jury consisting of eminent doctors will select the winners. The organizations who are interested to apply for the award may download the nomination form or apply online at www.mmm.org.in. For more information contact 26565901.
Nov 24 - 2006
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Nov 22 - 2006
Round Table Visit
A team from Colombo Serendib Round Table No.2 from Sri Lanka visited Chennai on the occasion of golden jubilee celebrations recently hosted by round table in chennai. The team, which visited the Sri Lankan patients in Madras Medical Mission, have decided to work in partnership with the hospital. The hospital also organised a medical camp for about 200 students of the presidency School, Egmore along with Round Table, Chennai.
Nov 16 - 2006 - Paper Cutting
Children’s Day Celebrated
Madras Medical Mission (MMM) celebrated the Children’s Day on November 14 in an unique way. A cultural-cum-educational evening for students from various schools and orphanages in and around the city was organized, a release said. Inter-school quiz, arts, painting and talent competition among others were conducted. Gatam exponent Vikku Vinayakaram performed a musical concert on the occasion, the release said while adding that as many as 250 children participated in the event.
Nov 01 - 2006 - Paper Cutting
Madras Medical Mission completed the surgery of the 200th child under the Hridayapoova Sakhyam scheme with Balajana Sakhyam – the student body nurtured by the Malayalam newspaper giant – Malayala Manorama on 3rd August 2006. 200 children from below poverty line selected from across the state of Kerala, were the beneficiaries of the scheme. Madras Medical Mission thanks the Alimighty for giving us cent percent success in the venture and new life to all the two hundred children – many of them suffering from life threatening complex congenital heart disease.
Malayala Manorama arranged a medical camp for the follow up of these 200 children at the Mamman Mapillai hall, Kottayam on 24th & 25th October 2006. Inaugurating the camp Mr.Justice Sirijagan from Kerala High Court lauded Malayala Manorama & Madras Medical Mission for their noble venture. Sri K.M.Mathew, Chief Editor Malayala Manorama announced the treatment for another 25 children with Malayala Manorama support. He exhorted Balajana Sakhyam to raise funds for the treatment of remaining children registered under the scheme. In the camp, a medical team from Madras Medical Mission comprising of Dr. R.Suresh Kumar, Dr. Mullasari Ajit .S., Dr. Robert Coelho, Dr.V.Viswanathan and Dr. Sreeja Pavithran examined 187 children. The mobile diagnostic unit of Madras Medical Mission provided the infrastructure for camp supported by Philips, India. Department of Cardiology, Medical College Kottayam also helped in the camp.
Hridayapoorvam Sakhyam remains the first ever student venture to help needy children with heart ailment. The programme continues and Madras Medical Mission is seeking help from benevolent donors to extend help to an even larger number.
Oct 30 - 2006 - Paper Cutting
Cardiac Camp For Children
Madras Medical Mission organized a cardiac screening camp for the children of Udhavum Karangal on Saturday. The doctors and paramedical staff of MMM screened about 260 children. Those identified with cardiac ailments will receive treatment from MMM.
Sep 27 - 2006
World Heart Day - Paper Cutting
The Journal Club of Academy of Medical Sciences, Madras Medical Mission, celebrated “World Heart Day” by organizing inter-collegiate competitions for elocution and poster presentation on this year’s theme “Healthy Weight Healthy Shape”. With about 500 students from six colleges attending the programme, 13 students participated in the elocution and eight in the poster presentation.
Distributing the prizes, S.Rajan , Senior consultant, Cardio Thoracic Surgery , Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Madras medical Mission, said the younger generation should disseminate the importance of prevention of cardiac diseases among people. Sadulah Basha, Medical Superintendent, and Viswanathan, associate consultant, cardiologist, made presentations on prevention of heart diseases.
Philomena Mariados, associate dean, said that the Academy of Medical Sciences is focusing on the importance of prevention of diseases and research.
Mevet Maris of Saveetha college of Nursing and Kriba Selvaraj , Madha Engineering college, won the prize for elocution. Vinita Batna , Ethiraj College and L Aswini,UCA College of Nursing, won prizes in the poster presentation. ENS
Sep 26 - 2006
MMM offers Heart Day benefits - Paper Cutting
The Madras Medical Mission (MMM) will be conducting a subsidized heart check-up for adults from September 24 to September 30. The check-up is one of the many events by which MMM will mark World Heart Day.
On Friday, MMM organized an inter-collegiate elocution and poster competition on this year’s World Heart Day theme ‘How young is your heart?. An inter-school quiz competition was also held on that day.
Students from various colleges, including SRM College of Phyisotherapy, Apollo Institute of Heart Management Studies and Women’s Christian College attended the programme. SRM college of Physiotherapy was awarded the Best Outstanding Performance Award.
On Saturday, a free heart check-up was conducted for children on the MMM premises. About 50 children benefited from the check-up of which eight were identified as having cardiac problems, requiring further treatment.
Sep 3 to 9 - 2006
State-of-the-art CT SCANNER in MMM Hospital - Paper Cutting
A state-of-the-art Siemens 64 slice CT Scanner has been commissioned in Madras Medical Mission Hospital (4A,Dr.J.Jayalalitha Nagar, Mogappair) recently.
The scanner enables the determination of the health of a person’s heart within a few seconds through a non-invasive and painless process of looking at the anatomy of the heart, especially any narrowing or build-up of calcium and soft plaque in the coronary arteries which, if unattended, can lead to a fatal heart attack.
The scanner can detect blockage in the arteries with 90 to 95% accuracy, while the traditional treadmill test has an accuracy of only 70%.
With early detection and modification to the risk factor, the potential for advanced heart diseases can be significantly reduced and, in some cases, reversed.
The charge for taking a test using the scanner is Rs.7,500.
There are only about 650 such machines in the entire world.
Aug 28 - 2006
MMM inks MoU with MKU - Paper Cutting
The madras Medical Mission has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Madurai Kamaraj University on Monday for conducting allied health programmes in their academy of Medical Sciences.
The MoU signed between K.V.George, Secretary, MMM, V.Alagappan, Registrar and S.Vadivelu, Director of Madurai Kamaraj University, would facilitate the conduct of PG diploma and nutrition and dietetics.
Graduates with mathematics in plus Two / MBBS / BDS are eligible to apply for the former, while those having a degree in nutrition and dietetics or home science can apply for the latter, thus enhancing their basic qualifications.
Aug 23 - 2006
Rotary Award for MMM doctor - Paper Cutting
Dr.S.Rajan, Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon of Madras Medical Mission has honoured with the ‘Rotary Vocational Excellence Award’ for his service. The award was given by the Rotary Club of Thiruvanamalai. The Madras Medical Mission in association with the Rotary Club conducted a free cardiac screening camp at Thiruvanamalai recently.
Aug 13 - 2006
6th International conference on fertility - Paper Cutting
The Madras Medical Mission’s Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Women’s Health is organizing its 6th international conference on the theme updating in subfertility, obstetrics and gynaecology for three days from 11th to 13th August 2006.
The conference was inaugurated on 11th August 2006 by Prof.A.Rajasekharan ,Chairman National board of Examination, New Delhi in the presence of Dr.P.Vijayalakshmi, Director of Medical Education, Tamilnadu at Zachariah mar Dionysius auditorium in the Madras Medical Mission. Dr.T.R.Varma ,Medical director , institute of reproductive medicine and women’s health welcomed the dignitaries, faculty and participants.
Renowned international and national faculties are sharing their knowledge, expertise and experience with the participants along with 40 national faculties in the 3 day conference.
July 29 - 2006
SBI's gesture to MMM - Paper Cutting
Under the aegis of Community Services Banking, State Bank of India, handed over a cheque for Rs.Five Lakh towards the purchase of medical equipment, the Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting Systems, to Madras Medical Mission. The cheque was presented at a function held on 27 July at MMM , Mogappair.
P Chaudhuri , Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, Chennai Circle, handed over the equipment to Dr.Rajan of MMM in presence of Varghese Eapen, vice president of MMM, P.Pradeep kumar and Ram krishna Garg, both general managers of SBI local head office and doctors and staff of MMM.
The equipment helps reduce complications of infection, reduced post operative care, reduced hospital stay and more beneficial in diabetic patients undergoing by pass surgery. The system is to be used for treatment of the poor.
July 23 , 2006
Madras Medical Mission distinction - Paper Cutting
The Madras Medical Mission has completed 50 free heart surgeries on children from families in the lower economic strata using funds raised from a concert organized by the World Malayalee Council in February here.
P.N.Noufal was the 50 th child to undergo correction of a ventricular septal defect.
All the 50 beneficiaries are doing well, according to a press note from MMM.
Cheque handed over
On Saturday, representatives of the council handed over a cheque for Rs.10 lakh to the hospital as the balance amount of the Rs.50 lakh it had raised through the concert featuring leading as well as upcoming Malayalam playback singers.
MMM is subsidising Rs.25 Lakh in surgery costs out of a total estimate of Rs.75 lakh.
The cheque was handed over to MMM treasurer E.J.Thomas in presence of Indian Bank director, M.S.soundarajan.
Consultant paediatric surgeons Robert Coelho and Roy Varghese were also felicited on the occasion.
July 16 , 2006
Cardiac screening camp for Raj Bhavan residents - Paper Cutting
Organised with the help of Madras Medical Mission
A cardiac screening camp for the residents of the Raj Bhavan and the Central Reserve Police Force, military and police personnel posted there was inaugurated by Governor Surjit Singh Barnala.
The camp, organized by the Rotary Club of Madras west with help of Madras Medical Mission (MMM) , was part of the project “Heart Line”.
A team of doctors , headed by Dr.Rajan , Senior cardiac Thoracic Surgeon ,MMM, conducted the camp with eco cardiogram, treadmill and ECG, Mefro Organics, a pharmaceutical company will distribute drugs free of cost.
Mr.Barnala, who opened the camp in the presence of J.B.Kamdar, Governor of Rotary International District – 3230,also went around a mobile bus equipped the camp.
“We plan to conduct similar camps at different parts of the state in association with the other Rotary clubs”, said R.Sriram , Advisor, Community service, Rotary club of Madras West.
July 9 , 2006
‘Simple practices prevent hospital – acquired infections’ - Paper Cutting
Doctors Suggest washing of hands , use of disinfectants and wearing gloves before meeting patients
Simple practices such as washing hands by health care providers and visitors to hospital prevent hospital – acquired infection, said doctors at the Madras Medical Mission at a function held on saturady to mark ‘Hospital Infection Prevention Week’.
Participating in the valedictory function ,v.Shanta, executive chairman, Cancer Institute, said hospital-acquired infections were becoming a matter of global concern. Inappropriate and overuse of antibiotics to treat infections led to growth of drug resistant organisms. As there was only limited availability of antibiotics, preventive measures such as hand wash, use of disinfectants and wearing gloves and masks must be adopted in hospitals, Dr.Shanta said.
Giving a brief account of the discovery of antibiotics, she said hygienic practices such as use of clean instruments must be meticulously follwed for control infections.
Dr.Shanta quoted a study by Broomsfield hospital in the U.K.that reported decrease in infections due to periodical hand cleaning and taking precautions before making patient contact by doctors and caregivers.
Interaction with children
She interacted with 200 school students and motivated them to spread awareness about the ‘No Tobacco; No cancer’ campaign. P.Karthik and Deepak David of SBOA matriculation Higher Secondary School, Anna Nagar, were awarded prizes for asking Dr.Shanta questions.M.K.Lalitha , MMM Hospital Infection from hospitals increased the period of treatment and the stay of patients and the cost of medicines.
k.M.kundavi Shankar from the Institute of Reproductive Medicine of MMM hospital and N.Kanagaraj from the cardiac anaesthesia department spoke on hand – wasing techniques.
Video presentations on hand washing, lectures on biomedical waste management and quiz contest were held.
May 21 – 27 , 2006
MMM TRAINS STAFF FROM KENYAN HOSPITAL
Madras Medical Mission has entered into an agreement with Mater Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya for providing free training and expertise for its medical and paramedical personnel.
The 1 st batch of nurses completed their 3 months training on may 6.
The 2 nd batch arrived on May 17.Medical personnel from hospitals in Nigeria and Uganda are also undergoing training.
Madras Medical Mission regularly trains personnel from hospitals in Tanzania, Seychelles, China, Iraq, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Srilanka.
May 18, 2006
A team of nurses from the Mater Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, will receive training from experts at the Madras Medical Mission for three months. The nurses from the Mater Hospital., which is run by a non-profit organization, Sisters of Mercy, will be trained free of charge.
May 14, 2006
NURSE’S DAY CELEBRATED
Madras Medical Mission celebrated international nurses day on Friday. Nurses recalled the work of Florence Nightingale in whose memory the day is observed.
June 11 - 17 , 2006
MADRAS MEDICAL MISSION HOSPITAL ACCREDITED BY INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE FIRMS
Madras Medical Mission Hospital has been received empanelment from leading international health insurance companies such as CIGNA international (USA), HTH Worldwide (USA), International Medical Group (USA), Vanbreda International (Belgium) and AXA Assistance (Singapore) for serving their clients needing medical assistance.
MMM gets patients from over 35 countries.
On an average, foreign patients occupy nearly 25% of the hospital’s impatient beds.
March 16 , 2006
COLLEGE DAY CELEBRATED
Madras Medical Mission Academy of Medical Sciences celebrated its college day on march 11. Participating in the college day programme, professor Dhanushkodi, principal,presidency college, highlighted the need for the youth in the country to be pround of their heritage and their special place in the development of the nation. Nearly, 70 percent of India’s population is under the age of 35 years .The outstanding student of the year Award was presented to Merita Alexander, a second-year of B.Sc Medical Lab Technology course.
April 27 ,2006
SEMINAR ON LABORATORY PROFESSIONALS
The Madras Medical Mission is organizing a two-day seminar on ‘Laboratory Professionals Day’ on 28 th and 29 th april 2006. The programme is to be inaugurated by Dr.Rama Gopalan, Professor and head of pathology, university of Madras.
The programme is designed to educate good laboratory practice, haematological disorders and autologous blood transfusion, problems in histotechnology, quality control management and automation.
February 25 , 2006
We remember with gratitude and prayer the most blessed life of our beloved patron ,His Holiness Moran Mar Baselious Marthoma Mathews II , Catholicose of Malankara Orthodox Syrian church who was called to his heavenly abode on 26 th January 2006. May his blessed memory continue to guide us.
February 19 , 2006
International Experts in Electrocardiology Honoured
“ECG has helped to save millions of lives”
International experts in electrocardiology Melvin sceinman of the university of California, San Francisco, US, and his colleague Nitish Badhwar were honoured with gold medals at ISECON 2006, Organized by the Indian society of Electocardiology.
Prof. Scheinman and Dr.Badhwar were among the international faculty who delivered lectures at ISECON, being held over there days from February 17 in chennai, on Saturday.
K.P.Misra , president elect ISE, and senior electro cardiologist, conferred awards on the visitors. N.ravi, editor, the Hindu, released the conference souvenir and books authored by Mr.Misra.
For layman, the fusion of electronics and cardiology was symbolized in two developments : the use of pacemakers , Mr.Ravi said. Over the years, the ECG saved millions of lives, improved health and vested confidence in a number of people across the world.
The field of electro cardiology was a confluence of many disciples, including chemistry, electronics and computer science, he said, adding that no longer were medical science and treatment confined to themselves.
As newer and more advanced diagnostic tools were introduced. It would lead to quicker diagnosis and lesser trauma for patients. It would also be crucial to examine how to take these expensive tools of modern medicine to more people and in this sector, telemedicine held a lot of promise, he added.
Dr.Misra and Ulhas Pandurangi, organizing secretary, ISECON 2006, also spoke.
January 6, 2006
International conference on heart research in city
Madras Medical Mission in hosting the Joint Annual Meeting of the International Society of Heart research (ISHR) , Indian Section , on January 12,13 and 14. The conference will deal with areas of scientific interest including pathology of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, pathogenesis and treatment of congestive heart failure, genetics and congenital heart failure.
It is jointly organized by the Indian Institute of Technology (Madras) and Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai. Scientists and cardiologists from several countries including USA, Canada, Australia and Europe would be participating in the conference and presenting papers relating to cutting - -edge technology in cardiovascular research.
The Event will be inaugurated by Professor N.K.Ganguly, Director general ,Indian Council of Medical Research.
Dec 29, 2005
Carols Bring Cheer to Patients
Music was in therapeutic mode at the madras Medical Mission as several visiting choirs roused the spirits of the inpatients there earlier this week with Christmas carols.
The choirs were from St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral , Broad way, St.Thomas Jacobite Syrian church, Anna Nagar. Chariots, the all-African Choir from Pune and MMM’s own group. The patients who enjoyed the music had come from as many as 10 countries.
Fulgence Kazaura, Special Economic Advisor to the President of the united Republic of Tanzania, was the chief guest on the occasion. Mr.Kazaura, who is also chancellor of the Dar-es-salaam university, Promised increased cooperation between Tanzania and India in the areas of health , information technology and human resources development. V.J.Philip , principal of madras christian college, read out the Christmas message.
Dec 20, 2005
Fiji tie up with Madras Medical Mission:
The Fiji Health Ministry recently entered into a partnership with Madras Medical Mission to help improve the Health status of its people. The first batch of eight patients who underwent cardiac treatment at the hospital included four adults and 4 children.
Nov 10, 2005
Madras Medical Mission completes 25,000 cardiac surgeries
When Chandrasekaran (54) and Veneranda Arusha Guyuze(11) underwent surgeries on the morning of Nov.10, 2005, Madras Medical Mission completed 25,000 cardiac surgeries, a landmark achieved by very few hospitals in the world. Madras Medical Mission is now in its third decade, and has treated over 5 lakh patients and performed over 60,000 interventional procedures.
May 13, 2005
Madras Medical Mission launches State telemedicine service
CHENNAI: The Madras Medical Mission (MMM) on Wednesday launched its telemedicine service to connect 10 hospitals in the State. The hospitals include those in Anamalai, Tiruvallur, Dharapuram, Tindivanam, Kumbakonam, Sriperumbudur, Gopichettipalayam, Karaikudi and Pattukottai.Under the initiative, specialists will be connected through a network allowing them to receive and transmit medical records such as echocardiograms, CT scans and X-rays. Based on the information, specialists will be able to treat patients in remote areas.
Jul 26, 2004
Find your niche in healthcare
Madras Medical Mission's courses open out a wide range of opportunities for students interested in making healthcare their career. The Madras Medical Mission, along with the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, has also commenced an exclusive institute of international standards for academics in Chennai.
Feb 12, 2004
Madras Medical Mission ties up with African hospitals
The Madras Medical Mission (MMM) heart hospital has signed a series of agreements with hospitals in African countries. This will result in an increased flow of patients from Africa to the hospital and purchase of medicines and equipment by the African hospitals from India , through it.
MMM has been getting patients from some leading hospitals in Kenya , Tanzania and Uganda . Even as the relationship with these hospitals is being strengthened, it is looking to form similar arrangements with Mombasa and Rwanda .
Jun 29, 2004
Free cardiac surgery for children
The Akhila Kerala Balajana Sakhyam, which works under the aegis of the Malayala Manorama daily, will assist 75 eligible children to have their cardiac surgery done free-of-cost. The project, being taken up in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Sakhyam, will be implemented with the cooperation of the Madras Medical Mission.