First 3 TESLA MRI in Coastal Karnataka & CATH LAB facility inaugurated in Yenepoya University

Grand inauguration of the First 3 TESLA MRI in Coastal Karnataka and CATH LAB facility was held on 13th August,2017 at 10 am in Yenepoya University Hospital Block by the Chief Guest Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) , Ministry of Ayush,Govt of India.With this new 3 TESLA Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility the community will have access to some of the finest medical care in the Dakshina Karnataka region as other hospitals currently have only 1.5 TESLA MRI facility. It also helps the medical students to expand their knowledge with the advanced new machines.

Shri Ramnath Rai Hon’ble Minister of Forest,Govt of Karnataka , Shri U T Khadher Minister for Food & Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Dept , Govt of Karnataka were the Guests Honour . Mr. Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi Chancellor,YU , presided over the function. Dr. M Vijayakumar Vice Chancellor, YU and Dr.G Shreekumar Menon Registrar,YU also graced the occasion.

The stage function began with invocation. Dr Vijayakumar heartily welcomed the Chief Guests,the Guests of Honour, Chancellor, the delegates and the members of press in his inimitable style. He briefed the audience about the new facilities of the Hospital and the growth of the University in the recent years. Sapling from University Herbal Garden were handed over to the Chief Guest by students. The Chief Guest symbolically inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp followed by the Chancellor and other dignitaries.

The Chief Guest, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik,Ministry of AYUSH gave a very touching and inspiring inaugural address and explained the importance of National Health Policy (NHP) 2017, Ayurveda and Unani. He requested the Chancellor to work side by side with the government and consider adopting traditional system of medicine too alongside modern medicine, and called for integrative research to find solutions to various communicable and non-communicable diseases. Padmashree B.R Shetty who joined the ceremony addressed the function and wished the best for the Universty’s ventures. Mr. Yenepoya Mohammed Kunhi, chairman, IAE presented the mementos to Shri Shripad Yesso Naik and BR Shetty as a token of gratitude. The department of AYUSH also released their booklet on the dengue awareness programme launched by the dept. during the function.

In his presidential address Chancellor of Yenepoya Univesity Mr. Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi said that with the opening of the first 3 TESLA MRI in Dakshina Karnataka coastal region and CATH lab facilities in the Yenepoya Medial College Hospital, the community will have access to some of the finest medical care in the region. It will also help the students to expand their knowledge with the advanced new machines. He also added that “Health for All will be our motto and public health is more important component of NHP and we will follow (NHP 2017) and realign our objectives”.

The inaugural ceremony came to an end with Vote of Thanks by Dr Mohammed Amin Vani ,Chief Operating Officer,YU. He thanked the dignitaries for sparing their valuable time and gracing the occasion by their benign presence. He also thanked the Doctors,Students and the Hospital staff who left no stone unturned to make the inauguration a grand success.

The Inauguration function of the 3 TELSA MRI and CATH LAB concluded with NATIONAL ANTHEM by the students of the Yenepoya Nursing College.

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