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Continuing Medical Education For Local Physicians By Expert Clinicians From Apollo Hospitals

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Expert clinicians from Apollo Hospitals in Navi Mumbai, India, were in Mauritius to lead a Continuing Medical Education (CME) event for local doctors, with the aim of strengthening the healthcare system for the Mauritian population. The event, was organized by Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai in India, in association with the Cardiovascular Society of Mauritius and Clinique St. Jean, and was held on February 9, 2024 at Les Docks, Port Louis.

The CME attracted over 60 doctors, including Dr. Sanjay Bucktowar, President of the Cardiovascular Society, and Dr. Satish Kumar Deenoo, Secretary of the Cardiovascular Society in Mauritius.

Topics covered included ” Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgical Spectrum at Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai ” by Dr Sanjeev Jadhav while Dr Ketul Shah gave an ” Introduction to Surgical Gastroenterology & Liver Transplant Surgery “.

CME event - Dr Sanjeev Jadhav
Dr Sanjeev Jadhav

The event provided an opportunity to present the current healthcare challenges facing Mauritians to the doctors in attendance, and to explore technological advances in these fields. The Indian team aims for continued collaboration with Mauritian doctors to improve the healthcare sector in Mauritius, and plans to organize similar events in the future.

Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai has also performed nine successful heart transplants and has a successful transplant program. Over 200 liver transplants have been performed at Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai, including 65 in children.

Dr Sanjeev Jadhav, Consultant CVTS, Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery at Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai, said: “We are here in Mauritius, on behalf of Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai, to foster an exchange between the cardiac surgery fraternity between India and Mauritius. We have an unrivalled experience in cardiac sciences, having carried out heart transplants. With our experience ranging from routine cardiac procedures to skilled robotic cardiac procedures, we are confident that our commitment will benefit the people of Mauritius as we can perform these cases right on the island. I am very happy to share my experience with the clinicians here.”

CME event - Dr Ketul Shah
Dr Ketul Shah

Dr. Ketul Shah, consultant in HPB and liver transplantation at Apollo Navi Mumbai Hospitals, added: “We have had detailed discussions with general surgeons and gastroenterologists practicing in Mauritius about the diseases that affect people here, such as liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, Crohn’s disease and bile duct strictures.”

Mr. Santosh Marathe, Regional CEO of Apollo Hospitals’ Western Region, emphasized: “Apollo Hospitals has always been a pioneer in healthcare, and our success in organ transplants is testimony to our commitment to saving lives. Over 500 Mauritian patients have been treated at Apollo Hospitals.”

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