Apollo group launches robotic tech for stroke treatment

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Hyderabad, Oct 31:Apollo hospitals has launched "stroke Robot" on Saturday, Oct 29, which will provide quality care to the patients who are staying far away from major cities. The RP-7 remote presence Robot will help the physicians to reach to  patients who are staying in remote areas and it will help them to monitor and guide the patients from cities.

US Food and Drug Administration is the only one to give a clearance for this device and it is the first such technology in India.

The stroke robot Hyderabad's Apollo hospital has installed the first stroke robot, which costs around 15 million. The hospital group have decided to keep one system each at the seven of its hospitals. Prathap C.Reddy, chairman of Apollo group was quoted as saying, "We plan to connect five to six hospitals around every centre."

The hospital will provide the services through its new technology which will cost around Rs 10,000. Around 60 to 70 percent patients are unable to reach hospitals within 48 hours, this new technology will help the doctors to reach to its patients in remote areas.

Million of people are dying in India due to stroke and India ranks second after china in the stroke death rate.

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