New Delhi, July 14 (SocialNews.XYZ) Delhi’s Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center on Thursday installed the first-ever “Made-in-India” surgical robotic system.
After two pilot projects in which RGCI Medical Director Sudhir Rawal and his team successfully performed 26 surgeries with the SSI Mantra surgical robot, the robot is now ready to provide an advanced surgical method, which will be accessible to the general public at a much lower cost, the hospital said.
“I have used the SSI Mantra system on several of my patients. In its current form, the performance is quite good and I could use the system for complex operations. Many more patients in India and around the world will benefit from this technology based on quality and profitability,” said Rawal.
The surgical robot is modular, flexible and versatile compared to the world’s leading surgical systems and was developed in just five years.
“I made it my mission to develop a new surgical robotic system that would provide better and more advanced technological features applicable in most specialties, including cardiac surgery,” said Sudhir P. Srivastava, Founder of SS Innovations which made the robot.
“It will make robotic surgery accessible and affordable for people in our country,” he said.