CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), Chandigarh, conducted a management development programme on operation, maintenance and repair of biomedical equipment on Thursday. CSIO has been conducting this programme every year for sharing the knowledge of biomedical domain for the countries under Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme and Special Commonwealth African Assistance Programme category through Ministry of External Affairs.
This year, there were participants from 25 foreign countries, including Russia, Bhutan, Zambia, Ghana, Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Cuba, El-Salvador, Senegal, Palestine, Honduras, Afghanistan, Niger, Nigeria, Eritrea, Cote D’ivoire, St. Kitts and Nevis. These participants were trained in the operation, maintenance and repair aspects of a variety of biomedical equipment which are used in hospitals.
R K Sinha, director, CSIR-CSIO, said: “Such programmes boost international relations and the participants get both technical and cultural knowledge about India.”