India trains surgery staff

By Avinesh Gopal  www.fijitimes.com

About 50 medical personnel have been trained in India to assist specialists perform complex surgeries on locals.

These personnel were trained at Sahyadri Hospitals in the past 18 months through an arrangement between the Indian and Fijian governments.

Sahyadri Hospitals project co-ordinator Professor Manu Munibhargav said some doctors, nurses and other personnel trained in the past three months were assisting in open heart surgeries.

“Our team of a senior cardiac surgeon, a cardiac anaesthetist and other paramedical staff are being assisted by the locals who were trained by us in India,” he said.

“They were trained in India but their training continues here in Fiji as they assist in the open heart surgeries that are being performed.

“Local skill is getting developed.

“We provide hands-on training free of cost in India as per arrangement between the Indian and Fijian governments. It is supplemented by joint venture arrangements.” More info

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