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Hospital Upskills Staff in India for Efficiency, Expertise

Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (MIOT) Pacific Hospital is upskilling its staff on the use of modern equipment. This is in a bid to offer efficient in-house service and
26 Apr 2017 11:51
Hospital Upskills Staff in India for Efficiency, Expertise
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Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (MIOT) Pacific Hospital is upskilling its staff on the use of modern equipment.

This is in a bid to offer efficient in-house service and reduce dependency on overseas professionals.

Two of its medical staff members have returned from India through the Learning Exchange Programme under MIOT Pacific’s Wellness Programme and the Pacific’s Orthopaedic Camp.

Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology  (MIOT) International managing director Prithvi Mohandas.  Photo: Ronald Kumar

Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (MIOT) International managing director Prithvi Mohandas.
Photo: Ronald Kumar

Head of the MIOT Lab pathologist Rajeshni Mala, and chief radiologist Dr Jonetani Kama returned with new-found skills on the operation of medical equipment.

Managing director of MIOT International Dr Prithvi Mohandas said the aim was to have everything under one roof.

Having staff on a permanent basis with more technical expertise on the use of modern medical equipment was imperative, he said.

Dr Mohandas said it was important to have training for both the technical and medical staff so that when modern equipment was installed they would utilise it to its maximum.

“I can then as a doctor use the equipment day and night to give people the best result and give the correct diagnosis and technicians will know how to use the equipment and sustain its use of up to 10-15 years,” Dr Mohandas said.

He said Fiji currently faced the problem of depending on foreign medical staff.

So when patients need a scan or MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging), it can take up to three months until it is being performed because of the dependency and other factors.

Dr Mohandas said they had identified permanent and efficient staff who would be undergoing training in India every month.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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