Superspeciality health services provider Apollo Hospitals has joined hands with the US-based University of Rochester Medical Center to collaborate in areas including emergency medicine, neurology, liver transplant, gastroenterology and patient care through a faculty-student exchange programme.
The partnership would help Team Apollo to learn and accustom to evolving practices in the aforesaid areas, therefore helping it to face domestic challenges in treating patients for diseases including cancer, heart, hepatology and better management of tele-medicine.
Apollo Hospitals, which has 20 health skill training centres in India, also indicated its willingness to start undergraduate medical colleges. However, the apex body Medical Council of India (MCI) regulations a big hurdle at this juncture. At present, only registered societies are allowed to establish and run medical academic institutions in the country.
NatHealth will be launched on October 24 this year. NatHealth will be an association of private healthcare companies on the lines of software services body Nasscom.
The faculty-student programme will help them design the post graduate academic curriculum on a par with global practices; adopt best clinical practices, which would later be extended to training in nursing and emergency medical technicians.
Celebrating its 25 years into the healthcare services, it has announced an initiative to provide free general checkups for 25,000 patients in 25 days from tomorrow.
Shares of Wyeth turn ex-dividend today, 28 August 2013 for a dividend of Rs 17 per share for the year ended 31 March 2013.