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Rs 58 Lakh Japanese Grant To City NGO

Nagpur: Treating neuro diseases will become bit less cumbersome, as NGO Swami Vivekanand Medical Mission (SVMM) plans to procure state-of-the-art operating microscope, courtesy a Rs58 lakh grant from Japan. In this regard, an MoU was signed between consul-general of Japan in Mumbai, Michio Harada, and Dr Dilip Gupta, chairman of SVMM on Monday. Secretary Ulhas Bujone and board of directors of SVMM were also present at the event. The NGO received the grant for ‘Project for provision of neurosurgery microscope in Nagpur district’.

“Neuro treatments are quite complicated. This tool will be revolutionary step in city horizon. Treatments will be possible in the skull through a small hole instead of making big incisions,” said Dr Gupta after signing the contract. “With the machine, SVMM can provide quality patient care and better treatment of neurological diseases. Timely treatment and surgery will reduce incidences of morbidity and mortality of patients.”

Since 1991, the Consulate-General of Japan in Mumbai has granted funds for 103 projects aggregating to around Rs50 crore under the ‘Grant assistance for grassroots projects scheme’ in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Goa.

SVMM plans to procure the all-new German operating microscope which has a modular and open architecture concept with many applications. It is equipped with high definition fusion optics with extended depth of field. It also has superior reach and can be extensively used in surgery of various brain tumours like astrocytoma, meningioma, pituitary gland and cerebellar tumours. The new design will enable surgeons to reach the deeper brain tumours. Additionally it will be useful in brain vascular surgery like aneurysm and micro vascular plastic surgery and inner ear surgery as well. – TOI

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