A co-operation agreement has been signed by Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Olympus Medical Systems and DSS Imagetech to establish the state of the art “GI Training Centre” to provide effective training program in basic and advanced GI endoscopy to doctors and technicians.
Dr Mahesh Goenka, Director of Institute of Gastrosciences at Apollo Gleneagles said, “The high prevalence rate of GI disease is because of a number of reasons in our country including poor sanitation, hygiene, impure water and above all lack of awareness.
Dr Rupali Basu, Chief Executive Officer, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals said, “The GI Training Centre would be a huge leap in clinical academic environment in our country. The Institute of Gastrosciences at our hospital is now geared up to impart training using some of the most sophisticated technologies and training facilities which were earlier available only in some select developed countries.”
The agreement was signed by Dr Rupali Basu, CEO – Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Masahiro Shinkai, Director (Sales and Marketing) – Olympus Medical Systems and Ajay Kandhari, Director – DSS Imagetech.
GI (Gastrointestinal) Endoscopy is performed to see the inside lining of the digestive tract by using a flexible fibreoptic tube with a tiny TV camera at the end.
Simulation is the imitation or modeling of a real-life situation for training and instruction. The GI simulator allows the doctors a realistic skills training environment and the learner literally ‘get a feel’ of the gastrointestinal assessment.
It provides active force feedback during insertion and removal of the scope from the mannequin as well as correct anatomic and physiological response throughout the procedure.