One of the fastest-growing sector in the recent times is air travel. “With increased and accessible and affordable air travel, come the increased health hazards during the prolonged flight time. Hence we need more Medical personal trained to effectively manage these health ailments”, said Sri Rajarajan, Director, Satish Dhawan Space Research Centre, Sriharikota. Sri Rangarajan while launching the Aerospace Medicine, an elective certificate course for Final Year MBBS students, on 7th November at Narayana Medical College said that the present doctors need to be trained in the diagnosis and management future health needs also.
Shri Rajarajan, a distinguished Scientist and Director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), reiterated that with increasing air travel, health problems related to blood circulation, nutrition, respiration and behaviour are also expanding among the air travellers. He appreciated the efforts of Narayana Medical College in initiating the steps to introduce the timely course in Aerospace Medicine for doctors. Before launching the course, Dr Mahidhar Reddy, the course Director and Head of the Department of Surgery and Head of the Department of Medical Education explained the various health problems that can arise due to air and space travel. He narrated the various cardiovascular , musculoskeletal and other health ailments commonly found among aerospace travellers. Space travel which was once a fiction, has now become a reality. As the robotic surgery is expanding, aerospace Medicine is slowly gaining the ground.
Introducing the Institute, Mr Hari Charan and Ms Sushmita appreciated the educational innovations introduced by the Narayana Group of Institutions. They also emphasized the the importance of Aerospace Medicine and its relevance in the present and future.
Shri Rajarajan was later felicitated by Dr SP Rao, Dean, Narayana Medical College and Dr Hariprasad Reddy, Medical Superintendent, Narayana Hospital. Shri Gopikrishna, Group Director, Management Systems also graced the occasion.
Dean Dr.SP Rao proposed vote of thanks and the programme ended with National Anthem.
On this occasion, Dr Prabhakar, Shri Rama Rao, Dr Jyothi, Dr Chandrasekhar and Heads of the Departments and MBBS students attended. The program was compered by Ms Priyanka, Ms Shruya and Ms Chandraprabha.
The following Final MBBS students contributed to the success of the event. Ms. Gnapika, Mr Vamsi Krishna, Ms Aditi Reddy, Ms Usha shree, Ms Kusuma Priya and Ms. Swati Kiran.