Hospital equipment manufacturers display their latest gadgets at expo

Last Updated 16 December 2013, 20:32 IST

From stethoscope to foldable electric hospital bed; thermometers to opthalmoscope; various types of forceps to medical ventilators; each and every modern medical equipment under one roof simply sum up the three-day healthcare equipment expo kicked off at TMA Pai convention centre here on Monday. 

As many as 58 stalls are being put up at the expo. A needle cutter is the device showcased by ARVS Equipments Pvt Ltd, New Delhi. 

After the usage of the syringe, instead of dumping it in the waste basket, put the syringe in the slot of the needle cutter followed by a simple press; the needle will be destroyed forever, thereby getting rid of the possibility of unscrupulous people re-using it. The device is manufactured according to the bio-waste medical (BWM) norms and is approved by the WHO, said Director of ARVS, Vishvesh Ahluwalia.

“The needle cutter is being supplied to the government hospitals in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu,” Ahluwalia said. 

The Bapuji surgicals and Amaryllis Health Care Pvt Ltd, Bangalore has a unique kit of surgical dressings, drapes, bed-sheets, pillow cover etc. Each of the dressings are disposable, medicated and has been made up of a non-woven material called SMS (spun-melt-spun). Robosoft technologies from Udupi, is with an online app called Robolife, an integrated system which links data pertaining to patients, hospital staff and allows designated users to access requisite information via a web-based interface. Ragavendra Udupa of Robosoft said that currently 50 hospitals in Karnataka are making use of the device. 

Replacing halogen lights in the operation theatre, Oxy Medi systems from Hubli offers LEDs. Mosquito quit, a mosquito repellant equipment is the showcase of RV surgical company, Bangalore.

Proprietor B Chandrakanth claimed that the electrical repellant is not anti-allergic like most of the other mosquito repellants and it will have an impact around 1600 square feet area. There are stalls from Delhi, Mumbai, Kerala and others. 

Minister for Health and Family Welfare U T Khader inaugurated the expo. 

He said that the government is mulling over a health insurance scheme other than the Universal health coverage to ensure that each person in the state comes under any one insurance scheme thus availing treatment benefits. 

Manipal University Pro VC Dr V Surendra Shetty, Fr Muller's hospital Medical services chief Dr B Sanjeev Rai, A J hospital Medical Director Dr Prashanth Marla among others were present. 

(Published 16 December 2013, 20:32 IST)

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