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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate Symbiosis Aarogya dham on March 6

Around 70 acre of land on the 400-acre premises of Symbiosis University has been dedicated for development of various institutions, says Dr Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, SIU

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: March 3, 2022 6:59:05 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File)

PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Symbiosis Aarogya Dham on March 6 at Lavale. In its golden jubilee year of 2021-22, Symbiosis has dedicated around 70 acres of land on the 400-acre premises of Symbiosis International University (SIU) at Lavale for the development of various institutions to provide healthcare services as well as academic programmes for development of qualified and skilled workforce in the healthcare sector, Dr Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Symbiosis International University, said in an official statement on Wednesday.

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Talking about various institutions constituting the Aarogya Dham, Dr Yeravdekar said the idea behind Symbiosis Medical College for Women (SMCW) and Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Centre (SUHRC) is to make a difference in the healthcare delivery and medical education system.

He said the initiative of establishing SMCW, the country’s first fully residential medical college for women, has been driven by a social commitment. Technology enabled, modern and innovative teaching and training pedagogy are deployed at the SMCW. Its students are encouraged to adopt families in the community, participate in social initiatives such as blood donation, tree plantation while the top 5 meritorious students are awarded the Anandibai Joshi scholarship which is a complete fee waiver for the MBBS programme.

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SUHRC is a well-equipped 900-bed hospital. About 1,000-1,200 outpatients are examined and treated here daily. Telemedicine facility is also available to patients in remote rural areas of Mulshi Taluka. SUHRC is working towards establishing itself as a paperless digital hospital.

The Symbiosis Aarogya Dham also includes the Symbiosis College of Nursing, Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences , Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences that undertakes evidence-based translational research, and Symbiosis Center for Health Skills that provides high-tech simulated and virtually created healthcare set-up for teaching, training, assessment and accreditation of all health care professionals both in clinical and nonclinical skills such as communication skills.

City Congress to hold protest, show black flags

The Congress party on Wednesday announced it would be showing black flags to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy during his visit on March 6.

Terming the PM’s visit as political, the party would be protesting against his statement that the Congress was responsible for the spread of Covid in north India and repeated insult of Maratha king Shivaji allegedly by BJP leaders.

“At an election rally recently, the Prime Minister accused the state Congress of spreading Covid in north India. We will condemn it by staging a protest against the Prime Minister during his visit to the city and would show black flags to his convoy,” said city Congress chief Ramesh Bagawe.

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