IGGMCH to become first GMC in state to start Cochlear Implant

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Sep 2017 11:36:54


Principal Correspondent,

Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH) will be conducting cochlear implant procedures for poor. It will be inaugurated on Saturday at 4 pm to be graced by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Maharashtra Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule and others.

IGGMCH will become the first Government hospital in State to perform these type of procedures and ENT Surgeon Dr Jeevan Vedi who got trained at Hinduja Hospital will be the first trained doctor of Government set-up.  

Padma Shri Dr Milind Kirtane, a well-known name in ENT surgery and especially in cochlear implant along with Dr Vedi will perform four surgeries on that day. Parents from low-income group can now get cochlear implant - a costly medical device - for their children, who are either born deaf or have hearing loss, free of cost.

Under the Central government scheme IGGMCH will conduct procedure. Thanks to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis whose office provided a great help. Dr Viral Kamdar, Director of Deendayal Upadhyay Institute of Medical Research and Dr Prakash Wakode, former Dean played a key role in this project.

senior ENT surgeon Dr Madan Kapre who is already running a cochlear transplant programme since 2010 was always positive for such kind of moves. He in fact tried hard for these procedures to be done for the poor.Rajkumar Badole, Social Justice Minister; Nanda Jichkar, Mayor and others too will remain present.