Spread of Awareness on age related Arthiritis problem
--------------Press Conference at CGCRI
To make the common man aware of the solutions available to the age related bone problems, the Central Glass & Ceramic Research(CGCRI), Kolkata organised a press conference on 30th of April, 2010 in the Atma Ram Commiittee Room of the Institute. Prof Indranil Manna, Director and Dr D Basu, Head, Bioceramics & Coating Division of CGCRI addressed to the media the breakthrough achieved by the Institute in collaboration with other Institutes and Hospitals in the country to the bone related ailments. Speaking on the occasion, Prof Manna said that the age related problems were on rise in India and contrary to the earlier social trend, people now aspire to lead active life till the advanced age. Stating arthritis as one such disease, he said although several treatment options provide short term relief to the disease but a corrective or replacement surgery still remained the long term cure. There are thousands who can benefit from Joint Replacement Surgery but owing to the inadequate awareness and high costs, arising from the imported implants only a small fraction in India can avail of the treatment. With the support of several hospitals and laboratories in India, which includes the famous Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Pune and Jubilant Kalpataru Hospital, West Bengal, the Bioceramics & Coating Division of CGCRI over last decade has undertaken extensive research to alleviate the ailment.
Dr. D. Basu apprised the pressmen that there was shift to using Bioceramics prosthesis all over globe due to its longer and trouble free life-span compared to the conventional metal/polycarbonate prosthesis. Over last ten years, several patients have gained from CGCRI made Bioceramic prosthesis the success of which has encouraged the Institute to develop a complete Bioceramics prosthesis solution for Hip surgeries under CSIR�s New Millinium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative Programme, said Dr Basu. In this programme, initially CGCRI�s collaborators were Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute(CMERI), Durgapur, and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIMS), New Delhi. The Institute could thereafter expand the collaboration by successfully attracting Padma Shri-Padma Bhusan Dr K H Sancheti, who is Chairman and Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon of the famous Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Pune and the Jubilant Kalpataru Hospital. The indigenously developed prostheses are designed to meet postural requirements of Indian patients and comes to us at much cheaper price compared to that of imported implants, both the speakers informed. Dr. Sancheti has been using such Bioceramic prostheses for long time and to his credit, he has an indigenously developed Knee Joint Implant while the Jubilant Kalpataru Hospital is in the process of building a network of 7 hospitals in the district towns of West Bengal in addition to the two hospitals, it has presently at Behrampore and Barasat in the state. In a frutful meeting of minds, these protagonists have joined hands to come forward to provide modern health care leveraging innovations and spreading awareness. A proposal to this effect was drawn up in a recent visit of Dr Sancheti to Jubilant Kalpataru Hospital where Dr. D.Basu was also present.
To top it all, an indigenous innovation initiated by CGCRI has been stepped up--- the product of which in terms of quality is comparable to the imported implants and in terms of cost a fraction ; A decade long experienced pioneer of Joint Replacement surgery has joined as collaborator to the group and a team of dedicated doctors is now committed to taking world-class healthcare within the country to people beyond cities at affordable price completing a loop to which the countless people afflicted by the ailment can now look up with hope.
October 25, 2009: Transfer of process know-how to IFGL, Kolkata
It may recalled that this was the second press conference staged in CGCRI in recent time after the one on October 25, 2009 that was held over signing of an agreement for transfer of process knowhow on �Application of Bioactive Coatings on Orthopedic Dental Implants� with IFGL Refractories Limited, Kolkata. The signing took place in the presence of Prof. Samir K Brahmachari, Director General, CSIR, Smt. Sheila Sangwan, IRS, Financial Adviser, CSIR and the senior officials of both CGCRI and IFGL Refractories Ltd respectively.
On this occasion, Prof. S K Brahmachari, Director General, CSIR also addressed a team of pressmen from both state owned and private media at a press conference at CGCRI and spoke on CSIR�s plans to establish 6 innovation complexes in the country in collaboration with industry to transmit benefits of research to common man.
Prof S.K. Brahmachari, DG-CSIR answering questions of pressmen at CGCRI
Latest Human trial and Press Conference
The latest human trial of all ceramic implant was done on on June 6, 2010 at Jubilant Kalpataru hospital at Barasat, West Bengal by a team of doctors led by Padmasree & Padmabhushan Dr K H Sancheti, Chairman, Sancheti Institute of Orthopaedics and Rehabilation, Pune.
June7, 2010: Flanked by Prof Indranil Manna, Director CGCRI and Dr. D.Basu Senior Scientist, CGCRI, Dr K.H. Sancheti speaking to pressmen. On extreme right is Dr. Satadal Saha, CEO &Director, Jubilant Kalpataru Hospital
Dr Sancheti along with the senior officials of CGCRI and Jubilant Kalpataru Hospital also spoke to the newsmen from media at Jubilant Kalpataru Hospital about the innovation and advantages of the CGCRI developed all ceramic implant technology on the day after the team carried out the operation.
Hip Replacement - a reality
Hip Replacement - a reality