Advanced Simulation Centre Launched
Advanced Simulation Centre Launched at Apollo Specialty Hospitals
Chennai 21st September 2021: A first of its kind Post-Graduate medical simulation centre at Apollo Specialty Hospital Vanagaram was inaugurated by Thiru. MA Subramanian, Minister for Health and Family and Welfare, Tamil Nadu, in the presence of Thiru A Krishnasami, MLA-Poonamallee, Thiru. K. Ganapathi, MLA-Madhuravoyal, Dr. Sudha Seshayyan, Vice Chancellor, The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University and Ms Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group.
Apollo Simulation Centre (ASC) is the first of its kind post graduate simulation centre set up in India. This advanced simulation Centre has been equipped with state-of-art, hi-tech, hi-fidelity computerized Simulators that will provide hands-on training for post-graduate medical students as well as assist practicing doctors to refine their procedural skills. This is an absolute necessity during this pandemic, as it allows students to gain procedural skills and handle critical emergencies in safe and controlled environment.
The Centre, equipped with all essential equipment to simulate medical activities with adult, pediatric and obstetric maniquins without the involvement of patients. Participants will be guided through technical procedures such as challenging airway management, central line placement, and other surgical methods by task-trainers which represent specific anatomical systems.
Dr Muralidharan, Director of Medical Education, Apollo Hospitals, Southern Region, said “ASC’s sophisticated equipment and software can make patient care scenario more challenging by simulating a sudden unexpected complication or reaction to the participant’s intervention.” He further added “We provide objective feedback to participants after the simulation, standardizing the learning experience. By implementing this learning, ASC will improve patient safety at the participating institutions.”
Speaking on the occasion Ms.Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group, said, “Since the inception in 1983, Apollo Hospitals has been in the forefront in delivering quality health care. True to our mission statement to achieve and maintain excellence in education and research, the first DNB Program was started in 1984 with numerous accolades. This state-of-the-art simulation training centre is yet another important step towards realizing our mission of providing world-class healthcare to every Indian citizen.”
The centre will offer the trainees with an opportunity to experience innovative learning methodologies that improves the quality of healthcare in a safe, supervised, and dynamic learning environment.
About Apollo Hospitals:
It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap C Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Now, as Asia’s foremost trusted integrated healthcare group, its presence includes over 12,000 beds across 72 Hospitals and 4100 pharmacies, over 120 Primary Care clinics and 650 Diagnostic centres, 700 plus Teleclinics, over 15 medical education centres and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials. The most recent investment being the commissioning of South East Asia’s very first Proton Therapy Centre in Chennai.
Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. In a rare honour, the Government of India had issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. For 37 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Its hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals in the country for advanced medical services.
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