Archive for October, 2010

Disease detection has gone the mobile phone way

October 26, 2010

Narayana Hrudayalaya and the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre said they have tied up with SANA, a research group at Harvard/MIT, to try out smart phone-based detection of oral cancer and other diseases.Medical personnel of the cancer centre and two hospitals in Bangalore and Raichur have started screening high-risk individuals for oral cancer using smart phones with camera. Read more here and here.


Experts mull over making cancer care affordable

October 26, 2010

To give advice on how to make services affordable was member of governing council of Medical Council of India ( MCI) and chairman of Narayana Hrudayalaya, Dr Devi Shetty, who said: “India will have a model healthcare system in five years. We have a population of 1.2 billion people and 28 million babies are born every year. Fifty per cent of our population is less than 25 years old. It’s a huge strength. When I was a medical student, I was told that healthcare in India is going to be very expensive. But look at America now, 50% of the population doesn’t have decent medical care,”. Read more…

Nigerian twins Peace and Patience get new life at Narayana Hrudayalaya in Bangalore

October 26, 2010

Two conjoined twins were separated successfully after a marathon surgery here at Narayana Hrudayalaya Multi-speciality Hospital. Read more…