A gradual rise in the use of robotic assistance is being noticed in the operating room of Chandigarh Hospitals. Is health steadily going in the hands of machine?
Postgraduate Institute (PGI) of Chandigarh have been conducting the robot-assisted surgeries since 2014. Nevertheless 2019 might witness more of such surgeries than ever before wherein the figures have already been reaching the numbers for previous years while having a month still to pass.
This considerable rise in the usage of robotic technique is because earlier the robotic machine-Da Vinci was leveraged mainly in urological issues like kidney cancer, prostate and other minimally invasive surgeries. This is the time when it is being used by the ENT departments and the PGI’S gynaecology.
Keeping aside AIIMS in Delhi, PGI is known to be the only government-run health institution in India which uses Da Vici as a medical tool of assistance. These surgeries here in a government institution cost between Rs. 20k to 60k while the same surgery in private hospitals can cost three times more.
The vision behind the robotic assistance is to improve the accuracy of surgery. The high accuracy of the robotic device can allow the surgery to be formed via keyhole incisions. As noted by the Doctors, that the robotic procedures have shortened the longer durations of the surgeries, have freed up the tool for other departments and have enabled more surgeries to take place.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an application have become a major market in India and across the globe. As suggested by new projections, significant growth is likely to be seen in the next few years. Forecasters say that by 2026 AI-based healthcare will be worth US$8billion-a rise of 49.7% from 2019. This growth is to be driven by The Asia Pacific Region.
Both myriad of diagnostic software and analysis tools as well as Physical robotic tools are covered by AI. Multiple cases of AI powered innovations have been previously noted by Health Issues India originating from Indian start-ups beginning from a wearable glove which detects seizures in patients with epilepsy to therapeutic devices to help in managing diabetes.
A continue surge is likely to be seen in terms of innovation in the healthcare sector. The improvisation of big data and technology can cause the acceptance of such tools in general in terms of managing and treating several conditions as well as in medical applications like surgery.