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Aster Medcity witnessed the graduation of their first batch of Core medical trainees (CMT) on 24th June 2020.

Aster Medcity witnessed the graduation of their first batch of Core medical trainees (CMT) on 24th June 2020. Core medical training (now called Internal Medicine training stage 1) is the United Kingdom’s post graduate training programme in the field of Internal medicine. Aster Medcity is the first centre outside the European Union and the second centre outside the UK to be level 3 accredited (equivalent to training in the UK) by the Joint Royal College Physicians training Board (JRCPTB).

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Aster DM Healthcare sends a medical team to the UAE to tackle Covid-19

Kochi: Aster DM Healthcare has sent a medical team, comprising doctors and nurses, to the UAE to help the country to fight Covid-19 pandemic. The 88-member medical team from hospitals under Aster DM Healthcare, including 19 from Aster Medcity, has left to Dubai on Saturday evening. They were flown in a special flight of the UAE government and following Covid-19 protocols, including social distancing.

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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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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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Doctors at Aster Medcity give a new lease of life to youth by performing ECPR at emergency department

Kochi: Doctors at Aster Medcity gave a new lease of life to a 33 year-old Chittoor native, Jose Biju, who was admitted into emergency department of the hospital in a critical situation after suffering from cardiac arrest while driving. The patient’s life was saved by performing Extra Corporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (ECPR), a method of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, by using Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), a machine that acts as a heart-lung bypass. Doctors at Aster Medcity said the procedure is rarely used in the emergency department even in the western countries.

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