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SAMEER: Tech-Driven Healthcare Revolution in India

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In a significant stride towards bolstering India’s healthcare landscape with indigenous innovations, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) orchestrated a significant collaboration between the Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering & Research (SAMEER), Mumbai, and prominent industrial entities.

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The ceremony, held under the auspices of Secretary S. Krishnan and Additional Secretary Bhuvnesh Kumar from MeitY, marked the exchange of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and agreements for technology transfer.

Secretary S. Krishnan, in his address, underscored the critical role of indigenous medical technologies in addressing evolving healthcare challenges and opportunities in India. He commended the enthusiastic participation of industry stakeholders, affirming MeitY’s unwavering commitment to fostering homegrown innovations and enhancing healthcare accessibility for all citizens.

At the core of this collaboration lie two groundbreaking medical technologies: the 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner and the 6 MEV Linear Accelerator (LINAC). Managed by SAMEER in conjunction with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Trivandrum & Kolkata, Inter University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), and Dayanand Sagar Institute (DSI), these initiatives represent a concerted effort to fortify India’s healthcare infrastructure while reducing dependence on imported technologies.

The MRI scanner, celebrated for its non-invasive visualisation capabilities for soft tissues, and the LINAC system, pivotal in cancer treatment through high-energy X-rays or electrons, hold immense promise in revolutionising healthcare accessibility and affordability across the nation.

By forging strategic partnerships with industry leaders, SAMEER endeavours to expedite the development and deployment of indigenous healthcare solutions. These collaborative endeavours mark a pivotal milestone in India’s journey towards commercialising indigenous healthcare technologies.

From the inception stages of developing individual subsystems to engaging with Indian industries, the project has made significant strides towards its ultimate goal of democratising advanced healthcare access and affordability.

India’s commitment to developing indigenous technology and IT solutions is deeply rooted in its ethos of innovation and self-reliance. As a nation renowned for its rich history of scientific discovery and technological advancement, India has consistently demonstrated steadfast dedication to harnessing its intellectual capital and resources to address contemporary challenges and opportunities in the digital age.

OpenGov Asia reported that As part of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s (MeitY) InTranSE Programme, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) Thiruvananthapuram took a significant step towards fostering innovation and advancing science and technology by transferring three indigenous technologies to 12 industries.

This occasion coincided with the commencement of the “Digital India FutureLABS Summit 2024” at IIIT-Delhi, in line with the overarching theme of Vikshit Bharat @2047, signifying a collective effort towards shaping India’s digital future.

In another report, Dr N Kalaiselvi, leading the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), underscored the organisation’s commitment to advancing India’s self-reliance through indigenous technology development. In a press conference on the ‘Role of CSIR in building an Atmanirbhar Bharat,’

Dr Kalaiselvi highlighted CSIR’s focus on leveraging India’s abundant raw material sources and indigenising technologies across its 37 laboratories. This strategic approach aims to ensure self-sustainability and meet current and future scientific needs amidst a volatile global landscape.

As these technologies progress towards commercialisation and widespread adoption, they hold the promise of revolutionising healthcare delivery in India, underscoring the nation’s determination to achieve self-reliance in critical sectors and contribute to global healthcare innovation. The journey towards making these technologies accessible and affordable to the masses embodies the spirit of innovation and collaboration, aligning with India’s vision of leveraging technology for societal good and inclusive growth.

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