HEALTH CARE IN THE FUTURE – THE ROBOT WAY BOOK BY SRU VICE CHANCELLOR RELEASED
Is the rapid growth of technology in healthcare distancing the doctors and the para-medics away and away from the patients? How are the patients likely to feel in the future when robots and high technology take over? Will we miss the listening and smiling doctors – the touch has been healing us over the centuries? These are questions that are raised in a short novel the Prof.S.Rangaswami, Vice Chancellor of Sri Ramachandra University has written, E-sclepieion: Healing the robot way that was released here today by Mr.Mike Nithavriankis, British Deputy High Commissioner. The first copy was received by Mr.N.Ram, Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu.
Elaborating on the novel Prof.Rangaswami, an eminent orthopedic surgeon himself said that like the Esclepieions – centers of health healing – in Greece in the fifth century B.C, there could be high tech medical centers in the future, say by the turn of the century, where the rapidly expanding technology take over and perhaps robots could be used not only for surgical procedures but also dealing with patients. We need the technology, but we also need the healing touch. Already doctors are becoming like robots. This is the central theme of the novel, he said.
Commending the visualization of the likely futures health acre scenario, Mr.Mike Nithavriankis said the book is both exciting and provoking abd woyld trigger a deep fascination for things to come. Mr.N.Ram said the book is not only a good research work of the future but the author has kept it lively. He is absolutely fair and evn handed recognizing the key role of technology but with a strong plea for the healing personal touch of the doctor, he added.
The book is a publication of Sri Ramachandra University. The chancellor Mr.V.R.Venkataachalam honoured the distinguished guests and richly felicitated Dr.Rangaswami.
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