CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN ARTHROSCOPY
A three day conference on advances in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine organized by the department of Orthopaedics of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Prasanthigram was inaugurated today.
This conference is being attended by eminent Orthopaedic surgeons from India and abroad. The conference will focus on management of sports and related injuries of upper and lower limbs, to address and discuss preventive and rehabilitative measures in sports and related injuries and to inculcate the principles of Sai Ideal Healthcare.
The highlight of the conference is a live surgical demonstration and a workshop on knee and shoulder arthroscopy. Faculty members at the conference included Dr. James A Sullivan from Sydney, Australia, Dr. Bancha Chernchujit from Bangkok, Thailand, Dr. Kujan Nagaratnam also from Sydney, Australia and Dr. Sanjay Desai from Mumbai among others.
The inauguration of the conference was attended by members of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust. In his welcome address, the Director of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences (SSSIHMS), Prasanthigram, Dr. Voleti Choudary said that the philosophy with which SSSIHMS, Prasanthigram was started was that of free healthcare. Describing the state of the Art facilities as a citadel of health care he bemoaned that wealthier trusts and individuals have not made any significant effort to emulate the model.
Addressing the delegates, Sri. K. Chakravarty, trustee, SSSCT pointed out that when no one else emulated the model, Baba set up another superspecialty hospital at Whitefield and hoped that the delegates would go back with a “sense of optimism”.
Speaking on the occasion Trustee Sri R. J. Rathnakar drew from his long association with Baba and said that in 1991 the location where the hospital is currently standing was nothing but a barren land and yet, Baba had converted the barren land into a citadel of healthcare and pointed out that we have a duty to spread the concept widely.
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust