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Medtronic establishes surgical skills lab in India

31 August 2021 | News

Lab to support training and development of aspiring surgeons

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image credit- businesswire

Sher-I-Kashmir Institute Of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) and India Medtronic Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Irish firm Medtronic, have announced their partnership for a new Surgical Skill Lab at SKIMS, India.

The lab was e-inaugurated by Chief Secretary UT, J&K, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta (IAS) in the presence of Director SKIMS/EOSG, Dr. A.G Ahangar, Prashant Krishnan, Sr. Director, Surgical and ENT Therapies, Medtronic India and other key dignitaries.

Expanding on its commitment to address capacity and awareness barriers, the Surgical Skill Lab will help in the training and development of young surgeons in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India.

The comprehensive surgical skills lab will feature endotrainers, laparoscopic suturing stations, airway management systems to help budding surgeons deepen their expertise in the surgical field.

The lab aims to improve the skills of budding surgeons and provide an overall appreciation and understanding of minimally invasive surgery which in turn helps reduce burden on healthcare infrastructure with improved patient outcomes, reduced hospital stay, overall reduction in cost of hospitalization and faster recovery.

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