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AIIMS researching on alternative low-cost medical options for the poor

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Research into low-cost and efficient alternatives to expensive life-changing healthcare facilities to be done.

NEW DELHI: The All India Institute of Medical Science is researching in the fields of biomedical engineering, nanotechnology. Artificial intelligence and development of nano bio markers are also present. The research will hopefully provide low-cost solutions to some of the most expensive healthcare facilities.

In developing countries, the need to find low-cost alternatives to expensive healthcare facilities remains a major challenge. In order to address this issue, AIIMS is collaborating i in research in cheap innovations to develop efficient and low-cost treatment. “Some life-changing medical provisions are very costly, thereby making them less affordable to poorer communities,” AIIMS Director, Randeep Guleria said.

In an event jointly hosted by AIIMS, Ministry of Science and Technology and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr Guleria further said that access to affordable health technology remains a massive challenge, especially in developing nations.

“There is immense pressure on healthcare budgets. AIIMS has the unique opportunity in leading this field. Combined with proper infrastructure as well as the best of minds in the medical science field, we can provide affordable and long-term solutions,” he added.

AIIMS has collaborated with national and international education and research institutes. These include Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, IIT Kharagpur, University College London, and others.

 

 

 

 

 

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