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Aster Medcity launches Aster Neurosciences Global Centre of Excellence

The newly-inaugurated global centre consists of four major neurology subspecialty centres and Kerala’s first ICU dedicated to neurocritical care

Aster Medcity has upgraded the centre of excellence in neurosciences at the hospital to Aster Neurosciences Global Centre of Excellence by adding four major Neurology subspecialty centres and Kerala’s first stroke and neurocritical care intensive care unit. The state-of-the-art centre was inaugurated online by the Health Minister of Kerala Veena George.

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Speaking on the occasion, George, said that it is very important to diagnose disease on time and provide quality treatment. The minister appreciated Aster Medcity for its efforts on both of these fronts. Veena George observed that patients across various strata of society will benefit from the global centre.

Dr Asha Kishore, Head, Clinical Excellence, Aster Medcity City, said, “The neurocritical care centre, headed by a neurologist specialised in critical care, has been equipped with the state-of-the-art mechanical ventilators, neuro electrophysiology equipment and dedicated facilities to manage post-cardiac arrest cases. The ICU has been provided with 24/7 anaesthesia facilities for the management of strokes, complex or intractable status epilepticus, complex brain and spine infections and emergencies due to neuromuscular diseases. The ICU has a dedicated negative pressure room for management of complex brain infections that require isolation.”

Dr Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare; Farhan Yasin, Regional Director, Kerala Cluster and Oman; Dr Dilip Panikar, Lead Consultant, Neurosurgery, Aster Medcity; Dr Boby Varkey, Lead Consultant, Neurology, Aster Medcity, also spoke at the function.

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