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Apollo Institute of Hospital Management & Allied Sciences in affiliation with Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University launches 7 new Allied Sciences Courses - A pioneering initiative in Paramedical Education

Date: 26 Aug 2010

Apollo Institute of Hospital Management & Allied Sciences in affiliation with Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University launches 7 new Allied Sciences Courses - A pioneering initiative in Paramedical Education.

Marking a first-of-its-kind initiative in Paramedical Education through an innovative Public Private Partnership, Apollo Institute of Hospital Management & Allied Sciences(AIHMAS) in affiliation with Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University launches 7 new Allied Sciences Courses.

Marking a first-of-its-kind initiative in Paramedical Education through an innovative Public Private Partnership, Apollo Institute of Hospital Management & Allied Sciences(AIHMAS) in affiliation with Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University launches 7 new Allied Sciences Courses.

The Healthcare industry has emerged as a growth engine for the Indian economy contributing substantially to the increase in the GDP. However, against a world average of around 4 hospital beds per person population India lags behind with ratio of 0.7 indicating insufficient healthcare infrastructure in India. The Healthcare manpower to population ratio in India is also very low as compared to the global norms.

Dr. Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, said, ""There is a new wave in healthcare. The industry has been growing at the rate of about 16 percent per annum reaffirming that a future in healthcare in truly healthy. The health sector presently employs 4 Million individuals, making it one of the largest service sectors in the economy. Yet despite these fascinating numbers, the industry is starved for health manpower. In the immediate present, the country needs to double the number of doctors, triple the number of nurses and quadruple the number of paramedics. Consequently, this new partnership forged between AIHMAS and Tamil Dr.M.G.R. Medical University for Paramedical education is a groundbreaking move, encouraging many more such partnerships for the betterment of our nation.

Recently the Government of India had taken up significant steps to address the issues of health manpower by its proposal to establish new institutions for Allied Healthcare professionals with an outlay of Rs.1, 156,43 crores. As a first mover, in a path breaking move to address the immense need gap for the health manpower, Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University took on a pioneering initiative to fulfill the requirements for paramedical professionals by inviting select health care providers to promote programs in Allied Science courses. A preferred partner is AIHMAS, an Apollo Hospitals Group endeavour with close to two decade of experience in health education. Soon the partnership will witness the introduction of 7 new diploma, graduate and postgraduate programs in Allied Sciences which include the following programs:

  • M.Sc: Health Informatics & Telemedicine
  • B.Sc: Physician Assistant, Critical Care Technology, Accident and Emergency Care Technology, Operation Theatre and & Anaesthesia Technology
  • Diploma: Scope Support Technology and Dental Assistance

The uniqueness of the combined curriculum is that the partnership will give greater impetus to paramedical education. The courses offered by AIHMAS, an endeavour of Asia's foremost integrated healthcare provider, Apollo Hospitals and certified by the renowned Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University will be very valued as it would produce skilled manpower, thereby upgrading the standards of medical service and patient care. The curriculum has been designed to produce industry-ready manpower and will also provide its students with global employment opportunities.

AIHMAS was started in the year 1992 with a primary program in Hospital Management to meet the internal requirement of the organization. The institute introduced Allied Science courses in the year 1999 to train technicians in different discipline. Presently AIHMAS runs the courses in the following streams:

  • MBA in Health Service Management
  • PG Diploma - Allied Science Courses
  • Radiology & Imaging Technology
  • Radiotherapy Technology
  • Cardiac Non-Invasive Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Dialysis Technology
  • Perfusion Technology
  • Intensive Care Technology
  • Medical Records Technology
  • Operation Theatre Technique (For Tech)

The Backward class Welfare Department of the Tamil Nadu Government is also funding the institute with grants to offer free courses for the backward community. The institute also offers need based short term certificate courses for colleges.

 
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