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Governor advises doctors to harness latest technologies

Governor advises doctors to harness latest technologiesGovernor Tamilisai Soundararajan addressing the valedictory function of International Health Dialogue conference organised by Apollo Group in Hyderabad on Saturday
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Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan stressed on Indian doctors to be familiarised with latest technologies in order to control and operate them for offering better health care services.

Hyderabad: Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan stressed on Indian doctors to be familiarised with latest technologies in order to control and operate them for offering better health care services.

Digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D Printing, robotics, nanotechnology was changing the face of modern medicine.

Technology is changing, changing the world we live in, moreover healthcare is an area that has the potential to benefit from technology, she said.

The Governor was speaking at the valedictory of an International Health Dialogue conference organised by Apollo Group here in the city.

Tamilisai, who is a doctor, said this was the first programme she was attending as the Governor of Telangana and said that she was delighted that it was a conference of healthcare professionals.

"As a practising sonologist and foetal therapist I have seen the evolvement of technology in the medical field. Initially, the ultrasound machines were bigger in size, now we have handy machines and the diagnosis is more accessible and easy.

As a medical student, I would struggle to get the vein for transmission, if we get the vein, we would be very happy and celebrate the occasion.

But as a foetal therapist, after my training in foetal therapy at Kerala, I have addressed foetal vein through ultrasound guidance and that is the evolvement of technology," she said to drive home her point.

The patient safety is a problem not just for India, but also a major issue for developed countries, if it is taken care off we can save on money and that can be spent to address better facilities and make health care affordable and accessible, the Governor said.

Health Minister Eatala Rajender spoke about the TRS government's initiatives on the health front some of which are included in national health mission plans. We want Telangana to be Bangaru Telangana and healthy Telangana, he said.

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