NRI ready to set up Stem Cell Research Centre: CM

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Puducherry, Nov 2 (UNI) Puducherry Chief Minister V Vaithilingam today said a Non Resident Indian (NRI) has expressed interest to set up a Stem Cell Research Centre in Puducherry.

Inaugurating the Pondicherry Medical Mission, a Multi Speciality Hospital at Solainagar near here, Mr Vaithilingam said the administration would encourage the scientist and necessary talks would be held with him in December, as the administration would encourage private enterepreneurs and scientists to supplement the health care service of the administration.

The Chief Minister said while Puducherry was having necessary legislation on Cadaver Transplant, a committee was necessary to streamline the working of the act here and added that the administration would soon set-up the Committee to meet the requirements of the patients.

Speaking on the occasion, K S V K Subba Rao, Director, JIPMER here said Jipmer so far has produced 1500 doctors and most of them have settled in foreign countries. Since, it was impossible to have a common speciality centre for each type of diseases, there should be seperate speciality centre for all diseases, he added.

Mr Rao said diabetes was emerging as a major disease all over the world and India would become the capital of diabetes in another ten years.

The 100 bed hospital will cater to all life-style diseases and related ailments, including diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease and obesity, among others said K Narayanan, Managing Director of the Hospital while welcoming the gathering.

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