Mangaluru, Oct 26, 2018: A need to give priority to medical tourism in Mangaluru is vital. A medical tourism hub should be built in the city, said MLA Vedavyas Kamath.
Speaking at the inauguration of the SCS Institute for Gastrointestinal and Liver Disorders, he said that Mangaluru is advancing in the field of medical science. There is positively ample opportunity to promote medical tourism.
“Dakshina Kannada has more than 100 hospitals and seven medical colleges. It is a pride that the district has advanced in the health sector,” said the legislator.
Ramakrishna Mutt head Swami Jitakamananda lauded the SCS Hospital for starting an institute for gastrointestinal and liver disorders.
Dr Chandrashekar J Sorake, SCS Hospital managing director, said that the institute was one of its kind in the region and included the latest facilities for diagnosis and treatment of adult paediatric gastrointestinal, pancreatic and ‘hepatobiliary’ disorders.
“Some of the salient features of the institute include an advanced GI motility laboratory with oesophageal and anorectal manometry for the evaluation of swallowing and faecal evacuation disorders, a 24-hour multichannel intratuminal imedance PH metry to evaluate chronic reflux and related problems. Also, there are facilities for endoscopic ultra sonography and evaluation of paediatric GI and liver disorders,” he added.