Sri Sathya Sai Paediatric Orthopaedic Conference 2015, The Paediatric Lower Limb- Challenges, February 28th – March 1st, 2015 - Day 1
The Orthopaedics department of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Prasanthigram, is organizing the Sri Sathya Sai Paediatric Orthopaedic Conference on the topic of “The Paediatric Lower Limb - Challenges”. The two-day conference is being attended by around 100 delegates and faculty members from across the country.
Being a Paediatric Orthopaedic conference, the conference focuses on ailments in the lower limbs of children. The topics include Paediatric lower limb trauma, Perthe’s disease, knee, ankle and foot deformities in children. The conference will feature four live surgeries pertaining to the above ailments and a workshop on Ponseti’s method of treatment of Clubfoot deformity.
The objectives of the conference include clinical-radiological assessment of common lower limb ailments in children, decision making in common lower limb ailments of children considering their age, severity of disease, post surgery follow up and rehabilitation among others.
Speaking at the inauguration of the conference Sri K. Chakarvarthy, Trustee, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust said that it is of no use to say that the primary health care is poor in this country, the tertiary healthcare is non-existent, but we should all do our little effort in providing relief to the suffering poor. “This is the reason why Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba started this hospital. Even when He inaugurated this hospital, Bhagawan mentioned that such a tertiary care hospital, which provides treatment free of charge, is possible,” Sri Chakravarthy said. “The problem in the country is of high cost of medical education. It is a vicious cycle, students pay high fee and then seek high remuneration from their jobs and this eventually leads to the high financial burden on the patients, and there need to be a way out of this, ” he added.
Addressing the delegates the Director of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Prasanthigram- Dr Choudary D. Voleti said that the delegates and faculty members, who have come for the first time to the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, should look around and see for themselves this citadel of health care established by Bhagawan Baba, because there is no hospital like this anywhere. “What is lacking in society today is charity. One of the reasons why Bhagawan Baba established this hospital is to bring up the value of charity in humans,” he said.
Sri R J Rathnakar, Trustee, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust in his talk said that when patients come to the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences for treatment it is not just treatment that happens, but becomes a spiritual experience. “It is because this hospital is filled with spirituality,” he added. Bhagawan Baba has so perfectly fashioned this temple of healing that it will continue to serve the humanity for ages to come. “And though Bhagawan Baba always gave everything free he never compromised on quality. The equipment and manpower that Swami’s hospitals have are the best and comparable to any top hospital across the country or the world,” he said. He appealed to the delegates to come back sometime and be a part of the health mission established by Bhagawan Baba.
Sri G S R C V Prasad Rao, Secretary of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust also attended the inaugural session.
Across the lunch that followed after the inaugural session, a delegate who admired the functioning of the hospital without a “Billing or Cash department” expressed, “No wonder, the delegates and faculty members attending this conference are also not charged any fee for Registration, Boarding, Lodging and Transportation, as elsewhere being done ! ”.
In the afternoon session the delegates witnessed two live surgeries.
ALL TREATMENTS PROVIDED BY THE MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS RUN BY SRI SATHYA SAI CENTRAL TRUST ARE COMPLETELY FREE OF COST TO ALL THE PATIENTS.
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