JIPMER buys Rs 4 crore lithotripsy system, brings aid to kidney stone patients- The New Indian Categorical

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PUDUCHERRY: The JIPMER on Monday put in a brand new superior Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Lithotripsy System (Dornier Delta III) within the Division of Urology.

Medical Superintendent Dr. Ashok Shankar Rao Badhe inaugurated the system on Monday within the presence of JIPMER Director Dr. Rakesh Aggarwal and others.

Dr Badhe mentioned that the brand new machine will present a non-operative and comparatively painless therapy possibility for sufferers with urinary stones. It includes breaking the stones, utilizing high-energy shockwaves, into tiny items that are then handed within the urine. This therapy doesn’t contain any incision, anesthesia, or scar, and will be executed as a day-care process, permitting the affected person to be again at work the following day, in keeping with an official launch, 

The Division of Urology at JIPMER, with its devoted staff of uro-technicians, has already offered lithotripsy therapy to greater than 3,000 sufferers during the last 11 years. Nevertheless, the earlier machine had change into outdated and might be used to deal with solely stones within the kidney however not in different elements of the urinary tract. 

The brand new system has a number of superior options, together with built-in fluoroscopy and ultrasound imaging units, a stone-focussing software program, a system to observe coupling and a unified distant management for guiding and controlling desk actions. These permit a extra exact focusing of the shockwaves on stones, positioned not solely within the kidney however alongside your complete higher urinary tract, making the therapy extra environment friendly and faster. Dr Badhe mentioned that system can be used to deal with gallstones and pancreatic stones. 

JIPMER Director Dr Rakesh Aggarwal mentioned that the brand new machine is able to treating kids and adults, together with these with weight problems. The machine has two focusing methods, particularly fluoroscopy and ultrasonography, built-in into it. This is able to assist reduce the radiation publicity acquired by the sufferers, as additionally to scale back the time spent for treating every affected person thus enabling extra sufferers to be handled every single day. This gear is a boon for sufferers with kidney stones and is especially helpful within the ongoing Covid pandemic because it cuts down the hospital keep  drastically. He identified that JIPMER, regardless of being a delegated Covid-19 hospital, has continued to offer emergency and specialised non-Covid healthcare throughout the pandemic.

Dr Hamide, Deputy Director JIPMER mentioned that the Dornier Delta III system has price the Institute Rs 4.05 crores. It is without doubt one of the most superior lithotripsy methods put in within the nation and the primary such system in southern India. The gear has an built-in affected person database administration system for a greater comply with up of the handled sufferers. The therapy might be free for sufferers beneath the poverty line and would price a nominal Rs 4,000 to others.

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