Cochlear implant surgery is a medical procedure that can significantly enhance the quality of life for children with hearing disabilities
Dr DY Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, with support from Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) scheme, has launched cochlear implant programme for deaf-mute children. This initiative is a pioneering step that signifies the institution’s commitment to the betterment of society.
Cochlear implant surgery is a medical procedure that can significantly enhance the quality of life for children with hearing disabilities. With this initiative, the institution aims to make a transformative impact by offering this service to those who need it the most.
Dr PD Patil, Chancellor, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (Deemed to be University), said, “The cochlear implant programme is a testament to our unwavering dedication to the betterment of society and medical innovation. We believe in providing a voice to those who have been silenced by hearing disabilities, and this initiative underscores our commitment to shaping a brighter future for these children.”
Dr Bhagyashree Patil, Pro-Chancellor, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), expressed her thoughts, stating, “Our journey at Dr DY Patil Institution has always been about pushing boundaries and making a profound impact. The introduction of cochlear implant programme for deaf-mute children exemplifies our unwavering dedication to uplifting the lives of these young individuals. With this innovative programme, we aim to bestow the incredible gift of hearing and speech, unlocking new horizons for these children to communicate, learn, and thrive.”
Dr Yashraj Patil, Trustee and Treasurer, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), added, “At our institution, we are not only focussed on providing world-class education but also on making a significant impact in healthcare. This initiative aligns with our vision to be at the forefront of medical advancements and social change.”
Dr Mayur Ingale, Professor and HOD of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Dr DY Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, shared his expertise, stating, “Our institution features state-of-the-art healthcare infrastructure and top-tier facilities that empower us to perform intricate surgeries with unparalleled efficiency and precision. With our commitment to excellence, we aim to set new standards in healthcare and provide the best possible care to our patients.”
The first Cochlear implant surgery took place under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Hetal Marfatia, HOD, Dept of ENT, KEM Mumbai. Dr Vinod Shinde, a distinguished Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Dr DY Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre and Dr Mubarak Khan, an Adjunct Professor at the same department, provided invaluable assistance. The remarkable anaesthesia team also deserves special recognition for their crucial role in the success of this initiative.
The cochlear implant surgery programme has opened doors for children with hearing disabilities to experience the world in a new way. This initiative is a testament to the institution’s unwavering dedication to the betterment of society and the advancement of medical science.