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Aster Medcity launches STEPS Centre

Kochi: Aster Medcity, a leading healthcare service provider in the state, has launched the System for TB Elimination in Private Sector (STEPS) Centre under the Revised National TB Control Programme on Saturday. The STEPS Centre was inaugurated by S. Suhas, District Collector, Ernakulam, at a function presided over by Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman, Aster DM Healthcare.

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Aster Medcity doctors successfully remove blocks in 56-year-old patient’s blood vessel after completely stopping blood supply to the brain

Kochi: Doctors at Aster Medcity gave a new lease of life to a 56-year-old woman patient by successfully removing blocks in her carotid artery, blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to head and brain, after completely the stopping blood supply to the brain. The procedure was performed by a medical team headed by Dr. Boby Varkey Maramattom, Interventional Neurologist and Dr. George Varghese Kurien, Consultant, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. The blood supply to the brain was completely stopped for four minutes, according to the medical team.

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Sahayog 2020

Centre of Excellence in Oncology at Aster Medcity, Kochi in association with the NSS Unit - Department of PS & RT and Department of Ship Technology, conducted Sahayog 2020, a program on Cancer awareness on 4 February 2020 at CUSAT, Kochi.The program was conducted on the occasion of World Cancer Day.

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Academic programme on radiotherapy for Head & Neck cancers

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Aster Medcity organised an academic programme on radiotherapy for Head & Neck cancers. Dr. Anand K Sharma, one of the leading Radiation Oncologists, University of South Carolina, USA, delivered an invited talk on ‘The Role of Radiotherapy in Head & Neck Cancer’. This was followed by a Tumour Board Discussion on challenging cases presented by participants from various cancer centres in Ernakulam, with some of the most respected names from the field of Head & Neck Oncology. They discussed the cases in detail and deliberated on the optimum, customised treatment plan based on international guidelines. Several experts from cancer centres across Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra also joined the programme via video conference.

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ASTER HIS BUNDLE PACING WORKSHOP 2020

Pacemakers have been inserted for over the last 50 years in India for individuals with low pulse rate. Earlier pacemakers were just restoring the pulse rate but was not able to retain the heart function to the full extent. However, the technology has grown in leaps and bounds to make pacemakers more reliable, longer lasting and pacemakers are now even able to replicate the natural rhythm of the heart . One such technique is the “His Bundle pacing “. Aster Medcity had done this innovative pacing using the latest technology 1 year ago for the first time in Kerala and subsequently has done 10 more patients successfully.

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Aster Volunteers flagged off its 6th Mobile Medical Service

Kochi : Aster Volunteers, the CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare, flagged of its 6th Mobile Medical Services for India, in continuation of its commitment announced during the 33rd Foundation day of Aster DM Healthcare early this month. The Mobile Medical Services was flagged off jointly by Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman, Aster DM Healthcare, and Hibi Eden MP at a function held at Aster Medcity Hospital, based in Kochi.

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H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority along with 10 member delegation visited Aster Medcity.

Kochi: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was welcomed by Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, Commander Jelson Kavalakkat, CEO of Aster Medcity and team at Aster Medcity as part of an executive visit to India.

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Aster Medcity doctors saves life of 50-year-old patient with heart’s pumping power just 15%

Kochi: A 50-year-old patient, who was admitted in a critical state after his heart’s pumping power fell down to 15%, has received a new lease of life through a rare bypass surgery performed at Aster Medcity. The life of Hassan, a native of Aroor in Alappuzha district, was saved by a medical team under Dr. M. K. Moosa Kunhi, Consultant, Cardiac Thoracic Surgeon, Aster Medcity.

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Be Young At Heart

Aster 'Be Young At Heart' health-campaign was launched on the 27th of September at the Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences at Aster Medcity. An initiative to commemorate World Heart Day 2019, this health campaign aims to promote awareness on heart health and prevention of lifestyle-related heart diseases.

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Kochi Metro staff given training in BLS and first aid

Kochi: Aster Medcity has provided training in basic life support (BLS) and first aid to the maintenance staff of Kochi Metro. 21 employees of Kochi Metro attaended one day training given by the emergency department of the hospital. Certificate in BLS and First Aid course were also awarded for the employees

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