13 March 2023 | News
The collaboration will help in strengthening the capacity of the State Government health institutions in paediatric cardiac care
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The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital, Ahmedabad and Rajkot run by Prashanti Medical Services & Research Foundation (PMSRF) to foster cardiac research and provide digital transformation, upgradation and information sharing related to the cardiac diseases.
The key highlights of the collaboration include - To work jointly for the improvement of the overall digital healthcare ecosystem related to congenital heart ailments; To set up a high-end Research and Development centre at IIT Guwahati in collaboration with the Government of Assam; and To work jointly on digital transformation, upgradation and share information for the benefit of cardiac patients in the North-East part of the country.
It is notable that this collaboration with help in strengthening the capacity of the State Government health institutions in paediatric cardiac care. The MoU has been signed for a period of 2 years and can be further extended on mutual agreement of both the stakeholders.
The Government of Assam has also inked an MoU with PMSRF to conduct sophisticated heart surgeries upon 500 children and an equal number of adults belonging to the disadvantaged sections of the society and requiring treatments within a period of two years. This collaboration between the Assam Government, IIT-G, and PMSRF will provide affordable healthcare services to the state’s residents.