On grounds of affordable future technological solutions, Indian Institute of Technology – Madras is going to collaborate with AIIMS Mangalagiri in various areas including patient safety and quality healthcare.
The partnership will be resulting into feature academic and research collaborations in areas of mutual interest, exchange of scholarly information, students and faculty besides sponsorship of joint seminars, workshops, health and wellness projects of high impact.
The MoU was signed between Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, and Dr. T.S. Ravikumar, President, AIIMS Mangalagiri, on 3rd February 2020 and discussions between the two were held on the scope of collaboration as well as the deliverables.
“What India needs is affordable and high quality healthcare technologies, not high end technologies, for making high impact, reaching out even the bottom of the pyramid. Both IIT Madras and AIIMS Mangalagiri have the same mission,” said, Prof. M. Manivannan, Department of Applied Mechanics, who is leading the project from IIT Madras.
Dr. T.S. Ravikumar, President, AIIMS Mangalagiri, said, “The strengths that IIT Madras brings with depth in many technological fields such as Virtual Reality, Haptics, AI, Robotics, and health economics, among others, aligns well and is synergistic with AIIMS Mangalagiri goals (MTP) of creating happy communities through healthcare transformations.”