Indo Japan Lecture Series Inaugurated
Exclusive Clinic for Japanese Expats proposed in Chennai
Chennai developing as an ideal location for healthcare services and research
December 2010, Chennai; A series of lectures highlighting the synergy in healthcare systems between India and Japan was inaugurated by the Deputy Consul general of Japan Mr.Takayuki Kitagawa in Chennai and the first lecture of this series was delivered by Prof.Hiroharu Matsuda ,Chairman ,Kyorin University, Japan. This Indo Japan Lecture series was organized by Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM)-An Indo Japan Joint venture institute, Deepam Hospitals, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences and the Indian Medical association-Tamilnadu state Branch to promote research and academic collaboration and is aimed at adopting health care delivery systems and social welfare schemes between the two nations
Prof. Hiroharu Matsuda, Chairman of Kyorin University, Japan delivering the lecture: from L > R: Dr. Samuel JK Abraham, Director, Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Dr.T.N. Ravishankar, General Secretary, Indian Medical Association, Tamilnadu State Branch, , Dr. R. Annamalai, Managing Director, Karpaga Vinayagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Mr. Takayuki Kitagawa, Dy. Consul General of Japan, Chennai, Dr. S. Prakash, Medical Director, Star Health Insurance, Chennai and Dr. A Pandian, Director, Deepam Hospitals
Delivering the first lecture, Prof.Hiroharu Matsuda said he was impressed by the hospitals in Chennai and the economically affordable healthcare costs in India compared to that of Japan. “Our university is open for foreign students to come and study as well as take research activies” he said responsing to a question.
He also lauded the proposal by Deepam hospitals Chennai to start an exclusive clinic for Japanese expats in Chennai which would be functional soon with a Japanese nurse stationed in Chennai and telemedicine facility will be available to interact with Physicians in various Japanese hospitals.
The chief guest Mr.Takayuki Kitagawa appreciated the proposal of such an exclusive clinic for Japanese expats and said that this will help the Japanese families residing in Chennai whose population has soared recently due to increase in Japanese establishments as the city with several high end hospitals and research institutes is developing as a hub for medical tourism and research in health care
Honoring Prof. Hiroharu Matsuda with the title of “Emeritus Professor”, Dr.Annamalai, Managing Director of Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences said that his institute will start Student Exchange programs with Japanese Universities soon.
Earlier Dr.Prakash ,Director of Star Health Insurance, Chennai presented on the Private Public Partnerships in providing health care insurance schemes for the people in Tamilnadu.
Dr.T.N.Ravishankar, General Secretary, Indian Medical Association, Tamilnadu State Branch and Dr.A.Pandian, Director-Deepam Hospitals also spoke on the occasion.
The next lecture in the series will be announced shortly said Dr Abraham, Director-NCRM.