AIIMS Bhubaneswar installs Advanced Robotic System for ‘divyanjan’ patients

Published: Nov 17, 2020, 7:00 pm IST

The Samikhsya Bureau

Bhubaneswar: City-based All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has emerged as eastern India’s best institution of its kind with installation of the unique medical service for patients with limited mobility.

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) has come up with Advanced Robotic System for the divyanjans.

The department has got three sets as Advanced Robotic-Assisted Therapy unit, Prosthetic and Orthotic Unit and Occupational Therapy Unit to its existing patient care capacity.

All these units are now functional and exclusively dedicated for the divyanjan patients and patients suffering from mobility challenges, hospital administration sources said.

The state-of-the-art robotic machine equipped with cutting-edge medical technology makes PMR Department of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar one of the unique medical facilities in whole eastern India and also among all newly established AIIMS, it added.

This modern technology shall act as a boon for both patients and the management to reduce the overall time taken to restore lost mobility.

Now patients suffering from stroke, paraplegia, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, brain injury and other neurological disorder will take advantage of this new medical robotic technology, it was learnt.

In addition to that, it has now dedicated two new units – the Prosthetic and Orthotic Unit and the Occupational Therapy Unit – for the patients with locomotor, functional and Intellectual challenges.