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In a first, Chennai city to host Eve Endoscopy

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 17, 2019, 2:33 am IST
Updated Feb 17, 2019, 2:33 am IST
The two day event is reportedly being held for the first time in India.
(From left) Organising secretary Dr Sumana Manohar, scientific chair Dr Jaishree Gajaraj A,  Org. chairperson Dr Rekha Kurian, guest of honour Dr Adeola Olaitan and chief guest former health secretary  J. Radhakrishnan at  the inaugural function of Eve Endoscopy 2019 at a city hotel on Saturday.	—DC
 (From left) Organising secretary Dr Sumana Manohar, scientific chair Dr Jaishree Gajaraj A, Org. chairperson Dr Rekha Kurian, guest of honour Dr Adeola Olaitan and chief guest former health secretary J. Radhakrishnan at the inaugural function of Eve Endoscopy 2019 at a city hotel on Saturday. —DC

Chennai: The city will host an event, Eve Endoscopy 2019, which encourages women surgeons to learn laparoscopic surgery, which were earlier performed mainly by male surgeons.

“This procedure ensures fast recovery and involves less invasive techniques that help the women of today to bounce back to full recovery and continue juggling their personal and professional lives with ease,” said organising secretary of the two-day event, Dr Sumana Manohar.

 

The two day event is reportedly being held for the first time in India.

Dr. Manohar said that after her return from England in the year 2000, she had seen a massive growth in endoscopic or laparoscopic surgeries being done in the country.

“The patients can come in the evening and go back the next morning after the procedure and this has contributed to its popularity. Open surgeries have decreased in the field of gynecology unless it's cancerous,” she said.

Former principal secretary, health Dr J. Radhakrishnan, said the need of the hour was to address the lack of awareness or willingness of patients to access modern procedures.

 

“I feel that there is still a sense of unwillingness and apprehension that prevents patients from, coming in and accessing the modern techniques and procedures in health care, even though the skills and infrastructure are already available,” he said.

People are still hesitant about accessing progressive healthcare and the notion of women performing surgeries makes them even more skeptical.

This event aims to provide an insight that women can perform surgery with equal calibre.

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