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India’s First Exclusive Bronchoscopy Simulation Centre Launched at Yashoda Hospitals Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Yashoda Hospitals in Secunderabad launched a unique Bronchoscopy Simulation Center on Sunday 25th July to train young pulmonologists in bronchoscopy procedures. “The Simulation centre based at Yashoda Hospitals Secunderabad aims to improve the level of competence of doctors, offering them unique simulations that build an experiential learning platform, without exposing patients to any risks. Our vision is to provide specific competencies to doctors in a simulation based environment before they perform examinations or procedures on patients“, said Dr. Hari Kishan Gonuguntla, Consultant Interventional Pulmonologist at Yashoda Hospitals Secunderabad, Bronchoscopy Simulation Center is led by Dr. Gonuguntla, M.D, D.M, Further he added, ”We have launched the initiative to introduce India’s First Exclusive Bronchoscopy Centre which is certified as  a ‘Centre of Excellence’ by Fujifilm & a ‘National Reference Centre’ by erbe Germany.” 

Kaloji Narayana Rao, Vice-Chancellor of  University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS), Dr. B Karunakar Reddy addressed a gathering of over 100 pulmonologists from across the country on the occasion and highlighted the importance of simulation training especially in times of Covid pandemic.

Dr. Pavan Gorukanti, Director of Yashoda Hospitals, also addressed the doctors and pointed out that organising quality Continuing Medical Education programs in times of a pandemic was very important for budding pulmonologists. Nearly 100 doctors from various parts of the country attended the programme following all Covid-19 precautions. The dedicated simulation centre in bronchoscopy has been established with international standards, the doctors added.

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