Skilled technicians needed in medical sector: Krishnan

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 7 January 2019

“There is a wide range of opportunities for the students as Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHP) and currently there is a huge shortage of AHPs in India,” said Krishnan.

Pune: There is a need for skilled personnel in the medical sector, who can operate the complex technical equipment, and institutions, which offer such skill-based education. This will play a major role in the medical sector, said Madan Krishnan, Vice President and Managing Director of Indian Sub-Continent (South Asia) at India Medtronic. He was speaking at the inaugural function of a National Conference titled SYMTECH 2019, organised by Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS).

The theme for this conference was ‘Allied Healthcare in a Technology Driven Ecosystem’.

“There is a wide range of opportunities for the students as Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHP) and currently there is a huge shortage of AHPs in India,” said Krishnan.

Krishnan and Pavan Choudary, Director General and Chairman of Medical Technology Association of India, and Managing Director of Vygon India, were present as the guests of honour for the ceremony. 

While speaking about ‘Health for All,’ Krishnan said, “Remote monitoring of a patient is possible with the use of technology, which is the major advantage considering distance as the constraint. Many a time, a patient’s disease cannot be identified due to the lack of techniques, and exact diagnosis of particular disease and corrective treatment for the same is possible with the help of modern technical equipment.”
  
Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean, Faculty of Health and Biological Sciences, informed that various topics like Artificial Intelligence in healthcare, IVF technologies, Cancer Diagnostics, Sleep Disorder, among others were discussed in the conference. 

“The objective of the conference is to empower allied healthcare professionals, promote development, inculcate advanced technology to clinical practices, and understand emerging diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, innovation, quality assurance, accreditation and regulation in allied healthcare, developing entrepreneurial mindsets and skill enhancement,” said Yeravdekar.
 
The conference provided a platform for researchers in the field of Allied Healthcare to exchange their ideas and forge new collaborative partnership and interaction with India’s leading technocrats in the field of Medical technology, he added. 

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