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September 25, 2008

Hospital’s endoscopic procedures go online

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 1:06 pm

Star: KUALA LUMPUR: A group of Malaysian doctors will perform advanced endoscopic procedures at Selayang Hospital and have it transmitted live worldwide today.
The event is in conjunction with the annual Harvard Medical Univer-sity endoscopy workshop in Boston.
The procedures, performed by doctors Ryan Ponnudurai, Sharmila Sachithanandan and Krishnan Raman, would be the first time the university is preparing a worldwide web telecast of live endoscopy cases.
Ponnudurai would be leading a team of experts from Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and Singapore to carry out the procedures.
The event would be opened by Health director-general Tan Sri Mohd Ismail Merican, who would also address the world audience via live telecast organised by the Malaysian Research and Education Network.
The purpose of the workshop is to teach participants from around the world the finer techniques in endoscopy, he said in a statement issued by the Health Ministry yesterday.
Endoscopy is a medical procedure by surgeons to look inside the body using an endoscope.

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