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JIPMER to implement emergency medicine services
Last Updated : >March 5, 2013 3:15 PM
Centrally-sponsored premier Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) here has tied up with with American Academy for Emergency Medicine for India to implement crucial emergency medicine services, a top official said today.
The services would be implemented after training doctors with the help of AAEMI on emergency medicine and disaster prepardness using latest technology, JIPMER Director Dr T S Ravikumar told reporters here.
AAEMI President Dr Pankaj Arora said the academy would provide the expertise and resource persons to train doctors on emergency medicine.
Ravikumar said the government was keen to make Puducherry a medical hub and JIPMER a centre for emergency medicine and disaster management in the southern part of the country.
Welfare Minister P.Rajavelu said the initiative would enable patients from all parts of the world to undergo medical treatment at an affordable cost.He said an international conference would be held to focus the facilities in Puducherry for medical tourism later this year.
Ravikumar said JIPMER would soon start a specialised course in M.D on Emergency Medicine and Disaster preparedness.
He said the institute had also drawn up plans to expand infrastructure facilities in the Emergency Medicine wing in the hospital at a cost of Rs 50 crores.
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