Technology and medicine should converge for cost cutting

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Tiruchirapalli, Aug 2 (UNI) Chief Executive and Managing Director, BrahMos Aerospace Ltd, A Sivathanu Pillai, has observed that the convergence of technology and medicine was crucial for cutting down cost and time involved in providing healthcare and increasing the accessibility across the globe.

Speaking at the inauguration of 'Third fellowship course and live workshop' here on laparoscopic surgery organised by the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (IAGES), he observed that India was fast emerging as the hub of knowledge-based healthcare with Developed nations turning to it for medical and technological expertise.

He said most of the healthcare technologies that created medical breakthroughs were defence spin-offs. In his presentation on the evolution of medical technology from Vedic age he said medical innovations like non-invasive surgery, tele-medicine, dental implants, pace makers, reconstructive and micro surgeries could not have been possible without defence technology.

He said the medical fraternity should utilise the technologies to reach out to the rural masses.

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