More than 25 experts from various areas of health care held discussions with the representatives of the university on collaborative efforts in courses, training and extension activities. Geriatrics, palliative care, taking care of those with disabilities, training on setting up hospices and training personnel to work in hospices would be the main thrust areas. The university would also take up new drug research and develop a therapy to provide immunity from diseases spread through water, food and environment.
“The area of bio-medical instrumentation will be strengthened to enable students develop gadgets for people who cannot handle themselves. Also, there are no qualified technicians to handle such equipment. All these will also be addressed,” Mr. Dhinakaran said. To ensure smooth implementation of all these, a speciality hospital would be needed. “We might come up with a proposal of setting up a speciality hospital on the campus,” he added.